Wild Life
Wild Life

An official of the Wild Life Division has appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to support the Wild Life Division to empower it to execute its mandate.

Wild Life
Wild Life

Mr John Naada Majam , the Regional Manager of Wild Life Division of the Forestry Commission in charge of the Northern Upper East and Upper West regions, told the GNA in an interview that it was crucial that the Assemblies to help them achieve that mandate.
The support includes ensuring the passage of by-laws and their implementation on the protection of natural resources particularly the protection of wild life and endangered species.
He also called for financial support including the sensitization of the communities to desist from acts that undermine the protection of natural resources and to help preserve them.
?Whilst commending some of the assemblies, including the Kassena-Nankana East District of supporting us, I urge others who have not taken the steps to equally do the same,? he said.
Mr Majam said his outfit, with its partners, had supported the communities in the Western Wild Life Corridors who had formed CREAM aimed at empowering the communities to protect their own natural resources in the area.
This effort, he said, had led to most of the wildlife animals that left the area including elephants, roan antelope, warthog and other endangered species sometime ago as a result of the negative acts on the environment to return to the area.
He said plans were underway to ensure that other communities to protect their wild life corridors and warned that anybody caught poaching would be made to face the full rigours of the laws.
Mr Majam said his outfit arrested one person at Nakong in the Kessena-Nankana East District for killing an elephant and appealed to government to help by recruiting more station officers and field officers to help fight against poaching.

GNA

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