In 1966, after each of the
East African countries achieved independence and drifted apart in
political ideology, the Tanzanian Wildlife Division called for the
formation of the Tanzanian Professional Hunters Association (TPHA). On
the 28th of April 1966, TPHA was established and worked independently
of the EAPHA, which continued with its mandate in Kenya and Uganda.
Today TPHA continues to
work and is committed to elevating the competence, professionalism and
the standard of ethics of all Tanzanian professional hunters.
Our members have attained
necessary levels of competence, skill and ethics required for the
responsibility of a professional hunter. We stand together with pride,
and not only distance ourselves, but stand up against those who
threaten our profession and wildlife with unethical and unprofessional