Sindh bans ‘bird hunting’ due to catastrophic floods
The Sindh Cabinet has imposed a ban of hunting of local and migratory birds for one year, citing devastating floods and climate change.
A cabinet meeting was held under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in which the wildlife department presented an agenda item banning the hunting of local birds and migratory water birds, saying that during natural calamities, wild life was damaged as much as human life.
On The Sindh Wild Life Department’s proposal, the Chief Minister announced to ban the hunting of native birds and migratory waterfowl for one year until the wildlife recovers from the trauma caused by the natural calamities.
The Sindh Cabinet has approved the Sindh Wildlife Protection, Preservation and Management Rules 2022, under which hunting of birds will not be possible in the province for one year.