About the GPTF

The Game Products Trust Fund (GPTF) was established through the Game Products Trust Fund Act (Act No. 7 of 1997) as a mechanism for ensuring that revenue obtained from the sale of wildlife products could be used exclusively towards wildlife conservation and community conservation and development programmes aimed at harmonizing the co-existence of people with such wildlife, and thus securing a future for wildlife outside of and within protected areas in Namibia.

1.1. Mandate

The GPTF is mandated by an act of parliament to collect revenue from wildlife and wildlife products recovered on state land and reinvest it into wildlife conservation, communal conservation and rural development programmes in Namibia.

1.2. The GPTF Mission

To reinvest funds from Wildlife use and other sources into sustainable conservation- and rural development programmes, in Namibia.

1.3. The GPTF Vision

To be a catalyst for sustainable wildlife management practices while improving livelihoods of those sharing their land with wildlife.

 

1.4. The GPTF Core Values (iPACT)

a) Integrity           -  What we profess, is what we do. Therefore, we shall always deliver on our service commitments.

b) Passion           -  What we do is a way of life! Therefore, we are unwavering in our quest to pro-actively serve our stakeholders.

c) Accountability  -  We are answerable for all our decisions and actions to our stakeholders.

d) Commitment    -  We are dedicated to reinve funds into sustainable conservation-and rural development initiatives.

e) Transparency   -   We have the moral- and ethical obligation to share all relevant information and decisions with our stakeholders.

 

1.5. The GPTF objectives

The objectives of the Fund are stipulated in terms of Section 3 of the (Game Products Trust Fund, 1997, (Act No. 7 of 1997) as follows:

  • to make grants to emerging conservancies and wildlife councils for the purposes of implementing and maintaining projects and programmes, approved by the Board in consultation with the Minister of Environment and Tourism, regarding wildlife conservation and management and rural development;

  • to allocate funds to conservancies, wildlife councils and protected areas, and to persons, organisations and institutions approved by the Minister, to be used in connection with projects and programmes regarding wildlife conservation and management and rural development;

  • to support measures aimed at improving the relationship between people and wildlife;

  • to support improvements in the monitoring, management, protection, sustainable use and development of wildlife resources in rural areas.