Dhoni to campaign for Jharkhand`s endangered fora

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2011, 17:37 PM IST

Ranchi: Not only the tiger, Team India captain M S Dhoni may now become the brand ambassador for Jharkhand`s endangered species.

"To have Dhoni as the brand ambassador for the tiger project is one of our big achievements. I will try to highlight his message regarding protection of other endangered species in the state, which has about 30 per cent forest cover," Deputy Chief Minister Sudesh Mahto told reporters.

"The forest department is readying drafts as to how to utilise Dhoni`s services in protecting tigers. We will now spread his messages to highlight the importance for saving other endangered species as well," Mahto, who also holds the the Environment and Forests portfolio, said.

On June 5, Dhoni was made the brand ambassador for Jharkhand`s `Save Tiger Project`. He is also the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand for the same mission.

With Dhoni in the forefront, Mahto said international focus would now be on Jharkhand as `save tiger` is a worldwide campaign and Palamau Tiger Reserve is located in the state.

PTI