Tata Zoo commemorates World Forestry & World Water Day

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    Jamshedpur, March 22: On the occasion of World Forestry day and Water Day Tata Steel Zoological Parks Education team consisting of volunteers and staff led by Biologist cum Education Officer, Mrs. Seema Rani, visited Jorsha Gram in Patamda Block where the members of a primitive “Sabar” tribe were addressed.

    During the event a lecture was delivered on “Importance of Forests and Water in our Lives” and a “Touch & Learn” programme was conducted for children and adults. More than 150 rural children and adult participated.

    Forests cover more than 30% of the world’s land and contain more than 60,000 tree species, many yet to be identified.

    They host and safeguard the planet’s biodiversity and act as our natural defense against climate change.  Due to the same inefficient methods for irrigation of agricultural land, the problem of water waste is severe.

    Water needs are increasing every year and the proven fact is that clean water is not available to 1 out of 5 people on earth. The increased demand in water combined with the pollution of water has had many adverse effects on the environment, growth and economy of many countries.

    As part of meeting the AICHI Target-1 of the strategic plan for biodiversity conservation 2020, the Zoo has taken the initiative to make more and more people aware of the value of biodiversity by organising various educational activities such as these throughout the year.

    World Forestry day and Water Day is celebrated on 21st March and 22nd March respectively to spread awareness on the importance of conservation of forests and water.

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