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Government Says National Wildlife Policy Will Be Reviewed and Amended

Government Says National Wildlife Policy Will Be Reviewed and Amended

Government is moving ahead with its proposal to have a two year moratorium on hunting in the country, which will take effect from next month.

Wildlife populations will be allowed to replenish themselves within the next two years.

Environment and Water Resources Minister, Ganga Singh, said the government will adopt an integrated approach to the conservation and rehabilitation of wildlife species.

There has been increasing opposition from various stakeholders with regard to  stringent measures being proposed by the Ministry for an immediate intervention into the depleting wildlife populations.

Speaking at the weekly post cabinet news briefing at the Prime Minister’s St Clair Office on Thursday afternoon, Minister Singh said there will be a  review and amendment of the existing National Wildlife Policy to ensure the sustainable management of wildlife resources. He also confirmed that there will be an increase in illegal hunting fines.

Minister Singh said during the moratorium a survey will be done to get more details relative to the wildlife population.

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