KARACHI: A review meeting regarding the improvement of Karachi Zoo was held under the chairanship Commissioner Karachi shaib ahmad siddiqi at Zoo Office
It was told the meeting that two musuems would be constucted at Karachi Zoo and Safari Park for preservation of the history of the Zoo and to provide knowledge and informtion about the animals. Commissioner appreceiated the idea and asked the Director CSR KMC to take suggestion of all concerned departments, organisation and the experts who are concerned about animals in this regard so that the idea could be implemented according to the international standards.
Breifing about the musuem, it was told that the musuem premises at the Zoo would be vertical due to the limited space avalable at the Zoo. However the musuem to be constucted at the Safari would be at the land of 3000 yard.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) announced Rs1 million as an initial fund for constructing national level museums. A 3000 square yard land would be allocated in Safari Park for this purpose, while museum would be built in a building adjacent to Karachi Zoo, encircled with galleries on four of its sides.
The meeting reviewed the steps taken in Karachi Zoo for attending the animals. The zoo administration was directed to step up the measures of taking care of the animals. “The confiscated meat in the city would be fed to lions and other carnivorous animals,” Siddiqui said.
It was also decided in the meeting that the action would be taken against those illegaly involved in the sale of precius birds. In this connection, it was decided that before initiating the action, sellers of birds at Empress Market and at other places would be gven knowledge about relevant laws and the importance of specification of animals which are not allowed to sell according to the law. A cmmittee formed in the this regard would visit the places and give one month time to be aware of law
It was informed by the Commissioner Karachi Youth Team that a local paint company wants to carry out painting work at a portion at zoo as its corporate responisbility work
It was also informed in the meeting that a Zoology Department of Karachi University would hold a four-day seminar to highlight the Zoo management and life of animals at Zoo. It was decided in the meeting that WWF would coordinate and cooperate in this regard and would arrange speakers from abroad to participate in the seminar
It was also decided in the meeting that an internship programme in coordiantion and cooperation of WWF would be arranged at Kaachi Zoo Nominations would be made through schools .
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