India, US launch advance training programme for zoo officials


INDIA and the US have signed an agreement to launch an advance training programme for zoo officials in a bid to develop conservation strategies for endangered species. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Dennis Kelly, director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, and D N Singh, member secretary of Central Zoo Authority of India, at the National Zoo in Washington last week. As part of the advanced training programme, scientists, veterinarians and other animal care professionals from the National Zoo and Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute will host training courses for animal care professionals working in Indian zoos.…

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