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Vizag Zoo : Celebrations for 66th  Vanyaprani Saptah during 1st week of Oct,2020

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Nandani Salaria IFS Curator Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam supposed that over the past few decades, there has been a paradigm shift towards educating people about nature and wildlife conservation within zoos through various modes of communication and conservation education has become one of the very important objectives of Indian zoo’s.

Conservation education is the process of influencing people,s attitudes, emotions, knowledge, and behaviours about wildlife and wildlife habitats. Public learning about conservation of wildlife and habitats is vital for avoiding any further extinction of wildlife and shrinking of its habitats, when educating people about the importance of conservation of species and their habitats in zoos, what we focus upon is creating a connection between them and nature. These connections have the potential to change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans existing in harmony with each other.

In view of this, every year Indira Gandhi Zoological park, visakhapatnam celebrates the wildlife week in the first week of october and conducts various activities for public with a special focus on school children and college students and all wildlife lovers.

Accordingly this year also ..66th Vanyaprani Saptah / Wildlife Week_ 2020″ celebrations is being conducted in a befitting manner to create awareness among the general public on wildlife conservation in Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam by conducting various online competitions mainly Elocution, Essay writing, poster making, euiz and Photography competition on 23.d to 2lth September, 2O2O in view of covid-19 pandemic situation. The online competitions and workshops are being conducted are open for all, especially attracting school & college students and for all wildlife lovers which would be followed by distribution of prizes through online platforms.

In addition to the above, various events also planned to be conducted in Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam from 2nd to 8th october, 2o2o on eve of “66th vanyaprani Saptah (Wildlife Week) celebrations”. The details of daily program schedule is also available at the Zoo website www.vizaqzoo.com

The details are furnished below.

we believe that each person can make a difference for wildlife. Encourage your family, friends, and neighbours to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Speak up for wildlife. Let your friends and family know how much you care about animals.

For more details contact the following staff  of lndira Gandhi Zoological Park, VisakhaPatnam.

Jayashri, Zoo Education Officer (Cell:8121318643) 2. M,Purushottam, Zoo Biologist (Cell:9000151920) 3. Y.S.N.Reddy, Bioscope Assistant (Cell:9581060504) 4. B.V. Ramana, Forest Section Officer (949467t037) 5. L.Vijaya Kumar, Forest Section Officer(Cell: 9490 456 103) 6. K. Uma Maheswari, Assistant Curator-I (Cell:9440810213) 7. M. Raja Rao, Assistant Curator-Il (Cell: 9440810211)

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