Chandigarh: In a bid to educate people about
animals and birds and to generate empathy towards them, the
Haryana government has initiated a new adoption scheme in
three of its zoos.
"The main aim of the scheme for adoption of
animals/birds is to educate people and to generate love for
animals and birds. Interested parties or persons can adopt
animals, birds in the three zoos of the state located at Pipli
(Kurukshetra), Rohtak and Bhiwani, and in the Deer Park near
Dhansu village in Hissar," Haryana`s Forests and Wildlife
Minister, Ajay Singh Yadav, said here today.
The Sukhomajri-type Joint Forest Management (JFM) which
was initiated in the Panchkula district of Haryana in early
eighties, had become famous. Buoyed by the success of the
scheme, the state government has now decided to seek people`s
cooperation in protecting and conserving the wildlife wealth
of the state, he added.
He said the scheme would help generate fascination,
concern and love for wild animals and birds among the people
in general, and animal lovers in particular.