The two-day workshop for PU and high school teachers will get under way today

Mysore zoo will organise a training programme on August 26 and 27 for pre-university and high school teachers to create awareness about conservation activities, particularly captive management techniques.

“The zoo hopes that the training programme will be beneficial to teachers,” Zoo Executive Director B.P. Ravi said.

‘Important role’

In a release here, he said teachers played an important and integral role in creating awareness at schools and colleges about conservation of natural resources and wildlife.

Zoos are centres of ex-situ conservation and act as storehouses of biodiversity. The Mysore zoo houses more than 165 animal species belonging to five continents.

Exposure to these animal species and their housing, food requirement and habits, and so on would help participants place the theoretical aspects in the right perspective, he said.

Special initiatives

Further, special initiatives such as plastic eradication, rainwater management and harvest, vermicompost, solid waste management and rich collection of flora from Western Ghats would be discussed.

K.S. Rangappa, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore, will inaugurate the training programme.

R.S. Suresh, member-secretary, Zoo Authority of Karnataka, will preside over the event.

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