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conduct compliance inspections, but preferably an environmental management inspector from the province concerned, and at the cost of the issuing authority. Such official or environmental management inspector, whose contact details must be provided by the issuing authority, must .be informed by the hunting outfitter, who organised the hunt, of the date and place of the hunt at least 48 hours before it takes place. 9. If not already micro-chipped, the horns must be micro-chipped on the property where the hunt took place within 24 hours after completion of the hunt. Only an official from the issuing authority may micro-chip the horns of the hunting trophy. 10. The owner or the manager of the game farm, as well as the official or environmental management inspector who attended the hunt, must sign off the hunting permit after completion of the hunt, to confirm the success of the hunt. The official or environmental management inspector must, immediately after completion of the hunt, provide the Department with information relating to the hunt i.e. the relevant micro-chip numbers, as well as proof that the sample(s) contemplated in paragraph 4(2) have been sent to the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory contemplated in paragraph 4(4). 11. The professional hunting register must be completed by the professional hunter who accompanied the hunting client during the hunt, immediately after completion of the hunt. The official or environmental management inspector who attended the hunt must indicate the microchip numbers with which the horns have been marked, on the professional hunting register. 12. The horns, together with the rest of the trophy, must be transported by a duly authorized person from the address where the hunt took place, directly to the taxidermy or similar facility to be processed and. prepared for exportation. The transport of the horns as part of the hunting trophy may only be authorised in terms of an individual permit issued by the issuing authority, and may not be authorised in terms of a standing permit or in combination with the hunting permit. 13. The permit authorizing the hunt and a copy of the professional hunting register must accompany the rhinoceros products (including the horns), which form part of the hunting trophy, when being transported between destinations. 14. The taxidermist or owner of a similar facility must upon receipt of the rhinoceros horns report the following information to the Department • date of receipt of the rhinoceros horns; • weight of the rhinoceros horns; • micro-chip numbers of the rhinoceros horns; and • numbers of the hunting permit, transport permit and professional hunting register. 15. The taxidermist or owner of a similar facility must keep a register that contains at least the information contemplated in subparagraph (14; a-d). The register must be made available to the issuing authority for inspection, upon request by the issuing authority. 16. The horns of a rhinoceros that was hunted as a trophy may not be exported in hand or personal baggage. 17. The CITES export permit for the rhinoceros hunting trophy and a copy of both pages of the signed-off hunting permit must be presented to an environmental management inspector, for inspection prior to the export of the trophy. The CITES export permit must be endorsed by the environmental management inspector. 4. Collection of samples for DNA profiling 1. When live rhinoceros are darted for translocation, treatment, or any other management purpose, samples of the horns and blood must be collected by using the DNA kits as provided by the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory contemplated in subparagraph (4). 2. When detached horns contemplated in paragraphs 2(3), 2(4) or 3(9) are micro-chipped, samples of the horns must also be collected at the same time. 3. Samples contemplated in sub paragraphs (1) and (2) may be collected by the following persons: • A registered veterinarian responsible for the darting of a live rhinoceros; 2016 SEPTEMBER 7