Sabah lifts ban on hunting


  • Nation
  • Friday, 13 May 2016

KOTA KINABALU: The temporary freeze on hunting licences in Sabah has been mostly lifted, following a change in weather.

Sabah Wildlife Department director William Baya said the issuance of licences was halted in April in view of the hot and dry weather, this is to avoid the possibility of forest fires caused by hunters.

“Now that we are having rain, the freeze is over with immediate effect,” he said in a statement.

However, Baya said, hunting in Kinabatangan was still prohibited because it was still hot and dry there.


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