Advisories issued for protection of forest, wildlife during week long-heatwave in KP

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Forest, Environment and Wildlife Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Saturday issued separate ad-visories for protection of forest and wildlife from severe heatwave due to be observed in the country in general and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular for over a week.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government have jointly issued advisories on the situation of severe heatwave for one week starting from Sunday, May 8, 2022, on which the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forest Department has directed special measures for this period.

According to notification, every concerned Conser-vator, Divisional Forest Officer and Wildlife De-partment officials will be personally responsible for implementation of the advisory on forests, nurseries, national parks, Peshawar Zoo and other zoos, pheasantries, wildlife parks etc.

Forest department officials should direct field staff to keep hats and bottles of lemon and salt mixing and cover their heads with soaked cloth, wear loose clothing, drink water regularly and avoid direct exposure to direct sunlight wherever possible.

The provision of first aid kits with the nearest health center identification and necessary assistance for heatstroke, dehydration should be arranged as much as possible at the place of actual deployment. Soft root system of plants in order to avoid any damage, it is advisable to make a proper watering schedule in the morning or in the evening.

Priority of watering according to plant species – those who need more water such as Ornamental plants etc. should be preferred while defective, leak-ing water bowsers.

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