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On 21st June,2019 World Giraffe Day was celebrated at Zoological Garden, Alipore. Different events like- Sit and Draw competition, Procession with placard, Presentation on World Giraffe Day, Felicitation of Zoo Keepers took place. Students and teachers from Jyangra Adarsha Vidyalaya (H.S.), Chetla Boys' School and staffs and officials of Zoological Garden,Alipore participated in this programme. Keepers and Animal Supervisors of the Giraffe section were felicitated.


The Zoological Information Management Software Training programme has been conducted by the West Bengal Zoo Authority on 12th to 13th June, 2019 at Zoological Garden, Alipore, Kolkata. Participants are from different Zoo Officials under the administrative control of WBZA.



The Second Red Panda Global Species Management Plan meeting was held at Darjeeling hill of West Bengal in India.This meeting was convened by the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling as part of the West Bengal Zoo Authority during April 24th -26th 2019 in presence of Dr. Angela Glatston – GSMP Convenor and International Studbook Keeper. The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), a global network dedicated to the conservation of animals and their habitat across the world, had established the Global Species Management Plan (GSMP) for six species, including the Red Panda. The Red Panda GSMP is managed by a committee of co-ordinators of regional Red Panda breeding programmes in Europe, North America, Japan, and India. The committee meets once in every six to seven years to prepare road map for global conservation of Red panda population and also organises inter-regional exchanges of animals to boost the regional and global gene pool.

The participants of GSMP meeting were from Central Zoo Authority, India, West Bengal Zoo Authority, India, Forest department of different states of India (Bengal, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim), and Nepal and representative of parks from Red Panda range countries of world (Japan, Singapore, Australia, Denmark, the US and the Netherlands). Wildlife experts from India and aboard were exchanged their ideas in this GSMP meeting and figure out a plan for the conservation of Red Panda population at zoos and parks all over the world that are fit for introduction into the wild. The GSMP meeting is very important in context of sensitizing people on the need to protect animals threatened with extinction.