Soon after the Siberian cranes started returning back to their native abode, the poachers have set up their camps to trap the guest birds along Zhob River and other parts of the district here. District administration and Forest & wildlife department has completely banned hunting of migratory birds and the administration has launched a crackdown against illegal crane hunting in every nook and corner of the district.
On the special directives of Deputy Commissioner Shabir Ahmed Mengal, Levies team led by AC Noor Ahmed Baloch, Tehsildar Mehtab Shah Ustrana, Naib Risaldar Levies Faazal Shah Mandokhail and Bahar Khan Mandokhail seized several Siberian cranes from poachers’ possession during the raids. ‘District administration and Wildlife department officials have been put on alert to stop illegal hunting of guest birds including cranes. Indiscriminate action would be continued until the season ends’, Deputy Commissioner Shabir Mengal has warned.