An association not for gain that represents the Wildlife Translocation industry in South Africa.
The WTA is a voluntary association of professional game capturers and associated role-players within the industry. Its members are drawn from both the private sector and the government service. The game capture industry in South Africa has an annual turnover excess of R100 million and provides employment for a significant numbers of employees. The association’s members annually capture and translocate approximately 130 000 game animals.
The WTA was founded to facilitate liaison between private enterprise and the nature conservation authorities by adopting a cooperative approach towards improving the professional and ethical standards within the industry. The interests of the industry are best served through a process of self-regulation, the WTA is making a determined effort to improve the expertise of the profession through training and the acquisition of appropriate qualifications.
Why Join the WTA?
- Join an association of professional game capturers and associated role-players within the industry, concerned with animal welfare.
- Each year, our members meet to discuss recent developments, concerns and legislations , at the WTA annual meeting.
- Guest presenters from the Provincial Permit Office and the SACAA are invited to the annual meeting to speak about the newest developments and etiquettes regarding the transportation and capture of animals.
WTA members can purchase permit books, that can be used to transport game between farms that has an exemption permit within the Gauteng and Free State provinces.
This cannot be used as a cross border permit.
- Any Government or Provincial game capture tender’s received by the WTA office, are forwarded to the members.