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Enlist Bakerwali dog as endangered species: Gujjar

Gujjars on Sunday sought its enlistment as country`s most endangered species.



Jammu: Expressing apprehension that Bakerwali
shepherd dog of Jammu and Kashmir may become extinct, Gujjars
on Sunday sought its enlistment as country`s most endangered
species.

The Bakerwali shepherd dogs working with the tribes to
protect their livestock from wild animals for centuries, will
become a history, if timely steps were not taken for its
protection by Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and
the state government, Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation
Secretary Javaid Rahi said here today.

At a programme held here on "Tribal and Livestock issues"
organised by Tribal Foundation, speakers urged the state and
central governments to start a special programme to save the
Bakerwali dogs.

Rahi has written to Union Minister for Environment and
Forests Jayanthi Natarajan in this regard and demanded that
the Bakerwali dogs be included in the list of protected
species of India.

PTI

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