DC Sherani calls for eradication of poaching, deforestation
Deputy Commissioner Sherani, Hazrat Wali Kakar visiting the ancient forest in Sherani: Photo provided by the administration

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Deputy Commissioner Sherani Hazrat Wali Kakar on Thursday stressed for complete eradication of wildlife poaching, and deforestation in the area to protect the indigenous species.

He directed law enforcement officers in Mani Khwa to have strict vigilance of all forests, and wildlife amid punitive measures for the prevention of poaching and protection of wildlife to protect endangered species in the area from poachers under the Wildlife Act 2014, the Deputy Commissioner Sherani told reporters while sharing his exclusive measures for the protection of nature and wildlife species.

“No one should be allowed to risk the environment for their own entertainment and financial gain,” the DC said.
He praised the community efforts regarding forest and wildlife conservation. The district administration has formulated special teams to ensure the preservation of wildlife across the province besides controlling of poaching, illegal hunting and the trade of birds of prey.

DC Sherani and other officials visiting the forest

Zero tolerance against poaching: Hazrat Wali Kakar

“We are in coordination with the departments concerned to control the illegal trafficking of indigenous birds abroad and zero tolerance has been adopted against poaching and hunting of animals and birds in the province,” he remarked.
He said the administration has ensured the preservation of wildlife in the province within limited available resources.
He said the government was taking extensive measures to engage the community to save wildlife and educate the masses regarding wildlife and nature conservation.

People being sensitized about the importance of wildlife

Hazrat Wali said the government has initiated a community game reserve to engage the local people with the aim to conserve wildlife in the area.
He said an extensive awareness drive was afoot to sensitize the citizens about the importance of wildlife for the ecosystem.
The drive was meant to discourage poaching- a major threat to the wildlife habitats in the province, he added.

Sherani district has rich biodiversity and natural heritage, especially wildlife that has, unfortunately, faced threat mainly due to human activities and adverse weather conditions, he added.

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