Wolf of rare species killed in Sulaiman Range

Published February 10, 2019
District Wildlife Officer says he has dispatched a team to stop the tribal people from killing the rare wolf.— Reuters/File
District Wildlife Officer says he has dispatched a team to stop the tribal people from killing the rare wolf.— Reuters/File

DERA GHAZI KHAN: Tribal people have killed a wolf of rare species of the Sulaiman Range to protect their animals while rest of five more wolves are being chased by the group of people belonging to different tribes in the Tuman Leghari area to shoot them.

According to World Wildlife Foundation representative Attaullah, the incident of wolf shooting took place at Pharawn in Tuman Leghari, adjacent to Tuman Gorchani. He said a pack of six wolves had attacked animals of the locals and they started chasing it to kill the wolves.

When this correspondent contacted District Wildlife Officer Mian Muhammad Ahmed, he told Dawn that killing of wolves was a punishable crime in Punjab under Section 21 of the Wildlife Act 1974. He claimed to have dispatched an official team to stop the tribal people from killing the rare species of the wolf.

Published in Dawn, February 10th, 2019

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