Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (IGZP), Vishakhapatnam is organising a webinar on Snake Conservation and Awareness on 16th July 2020 from 3 pm onwards. Interested people can sign up at vizagzoo.com for registration so that the authorities can send the link for the webinar.
Principal Chief Conservator of Forest will be the chief guest for the webinar and will be participating in the discussion. Sh. Romulus Whitaker, Padmashri awardee and Dr Abhijit Das, WII will be the guest speakers. There are also two local NGOs participating and Madras Crocodile Bank Trust giving a live session on Big 4.
July 16 is World Snake Day! While snakes are threatened by many of the same issues that affect all wildlife (habitat loss, climate change, and disease), negative attitudes toward snakes may be the biggest barrier to their conservation because it often impedes efforts to address other threats.