1,460 bird-calling devices seized in Sharjah

Sharjah: The Exterior Inspection Part of the Setting and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah (EPAA) confiscated 1,460 banned chicken sound gadgets through the reverse chicken migration season in March this yr.

These gadgets are utilized in searching birds by attracting them by way of sounds, as they result in the gathering of birds in massive numbers earlier than nets are set as much as entice the birds. Such gadgets hurt wildlife and result in the destruction of pure assets.

Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Setting and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah, stated: “The Authority is eager to protect and defend the atmosphere, and unfold environmental consciousness. Accordingly, specialised groups examine the assorted areas and perform confiscation of those gadgets, whereas on the identical time conducting consciousness campaigns relating to the hazards of overhunting.”

Al Suwaidi added that the duties carried out by the Exterior Inspection Part are based mostly on the choices and legal guidelines issued by the Government Council.

The EPAA makes each effort, by way of its specialised groups and workers, to fight poaching of migratory wild or marine birds. That is along with prohibiting the usage of gadgets and gear that deceive birds for the aim of searching them and seeks to emphasize the significance of preserving migratory birds. These are methods of preserving the biodiversity within the nation, which is the EPAA’s strategic aim.

Groups from the Exterior Inspection Part face many challenges and dangers through the seizure of banned bird-calling and searching gadgets and gear through the migration season. EPAA seeks to guard the atmosphere, pure reserves, wildlife and biodiversity by way of scientific research and analysis.

The authority publishes academic consciousness materials, implements insurance policies for environmental consciousness and launches specialised campaigns for environmental consciousness and training.

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