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FORESTRY COMMISSION STARTS ‘’CLOSE SEASON’’ IN AUGUST

With effective august 1st till December 1st 2015 the wildlife division of the Ghana Forestry Commission will start its annual ‘’Close Season’’ directive where, they close the forests for hunting. The executive director, Nana Kofi Adu Nsiah has said.

According to him this is done every year to protect pregnant animals and the young ones from hunters till December when it’s believed the pregnant ones have given birth and the younger ones are matured enough for game.

Speaking on ‘’Akuafo se sen’’ segment on RITE FM’s Morning Ride, he noted some hunters still engage in illegal hunting in the reserved forest threatening the perpetuation of some of the wild species in the country.

He said there are laws in the country that guides hunting in the forest and also gives permit to hunters who want to hunt legally while giving directives on which kind of animal to kill. All in the interest of preserving our forest and wildlife for the future generation he added.

He noted the emergence of the Ebola outbreak minimized the situation but it has revamp again when the disease went down.

He cautioned people who indulge in illegal hunting to put an immediate stop to it since they’ve put in severe punitive measures to punish culprits who will be caught.

Source: ritefmonline.org

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