THE OX OF OKAVANGO AWARD
award is very generously sponsored and presented by
A.P.H.A. honorary member, Mr.
Fred Mannix, who is a strong believer of
“conservation through wise-use”.
It is named after Mr. Mannix’s huge buffalo shot in
the Okavango Swamps of Botswana.
award is to be given annually to the individual full
member of the A.P.H.A. or, under exceptional
circumstances and for extraordinary work, the A.P.H.A.
honorary member, who has CONTRIBUTED
AND ACHIEVED THE MOST FOR BIG GAME CONSERVATION AND ITS
HABITAT. Its wider significance is to demonstrate
that the leading Professional Hunters in Africa
contribute immensely to the conservation of game and
of elephants made of solid silver, designed by Mr.
Mannix in conjunction with artist Patrick Mavros. On its
base is a plaque on which will be inscribed the names of
each annual winner. The winner will retain a silver
miniature. In addition, the winner will receive a $5,000
prize to be used to further their good work. This prize
will be presented at the A.P.H.A.’s Annual Function.
THE RECIPIENT: Must
be a full member of the A.P.H.A. or, under exceptional
circumstances, an Honorary Member of the A.P.H.A. who is
actively involved in the African Hunting Safari Industry
but is not a Professional Hunter. Honorary members
applying for this award need to be supported by a full
member’s written recommendation.
DEADLINE: November 1
for each calendar year.
Please send all the required
Executive Officer at:
Post to: Mr.
African Professional Hunters Association
2003 Braeburn Ct.
Longmont, CO 80503
REQUIRED FOR SUBMITTING AN ENTRY FOR THE OX OF OKAVANGO
name of the competing A.P.H.A full member or honorary
the conservation program(s) or safari company project(s)
the applicant has or is currently working with.
consider it appropriate, please name board members,
benefactors and donors.
a brochure and/or full write-up that includes the
where work has and is being carried out.
of the work i.e. anti-poaching, education, scientific
research, benefits to local communities, wildlife and
habitat conservation, wildlife policy, etc.
the beneficiaries of the work? In other words, quantify
what has been accomplished by the work. For example:
many local inhabitants have benefitted from the program?
many schools, dispensaries, roads, etc. have been
many Africans have been educated?
many poachers have been caught?
much wildlife and habitat has been protected and/or
wildlife policy laws have been created and/or fought to
promote big game and habitat conservation?
applicable, please provide information on any work done in
conjunction with local, regional or nation African
governmental authorities, any NGO’s, or any
give an idea of the annual turnover.
the sources of funding for the work. For example,
surcharge on game fees, private donations, local or
international NGO’s, etc. It is unnecessary to analyze
exact amounts. Indications of percentages of each source
the success of the program by showing the positive
impacts the work has had.
any recommendations and/or praise given to the work by
governmental officials, NGO’s, other conservation
organizations, or independent individuals.
relevant, include any photographs, maps, plans or other
illustrations that promote or clarify the work being