A photo exhibition called Vanishing wildlife was inaugurated by PR Shampath, commissioner of museums, recently.
KSSVP Reddy, chief conservator of forests and director of Vandalur Zoo, gave a talk on the salient features of The Wildlife (protection) Act 1972. Officials from the forest department and college students attended the inaugural function.
Reddy also answered various questions raised by the audience. Pictures of animals like elephants, asiatic lions, snakes, bears and tigers were displayed, along with an interesting description about each of them.
The exhibition is being held in connection with the Wildlife Week Celebrations. It is being organised to create awareness among public on the importance of our wildlife. Reddy said that all citizens must strive to protect and improve the environment. The exhibition will be on at the Centenary Exhibition Hall of the Government Museum, Egmore, till October 10. The public is invited to visit the exhibition this week.