The ‘Save Tiger’ exhibition titled ‘Be with big cat’ was inaugurated at Regional Museum of Natural History (RMNH) in the City on Wednesday. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (wildlife) Dr P B Gangopadhyay was the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Gngopadhyay said that a lot of fieldwork could be incorporated in conservation of the wildlife. He suggested participatory and activity-oriented programmes for the purpose. He assured to provide wildlife-related materials like films and CDs from the PCCF office for screening at the exhibitions.
He said that wildlife conservation should be included in the school curriculum to increase awareness about wildlife and need for its protection.
He said that MPSED, district education department, NCERT, Eco-tourism Development Board and Van Vihar National Park should launch collaborative programmes in the field of tiger conservation. He suggested that the Museum could be used as activity centre for the students, teachers and people at large.
Presiding over the function, retired IFS Dr Ramprasad said Madhya Pradesh is a tiger State and number of sanctuaries and national parks are more in MP compared to any other State. Stressing the importance of tiger in ecology, he said their extinction would create a serious problem for human beings as well.
Scientist in-charge at the Museum Dr S Sethuramalingam briefed the guests and the audience about the exhibition.