Jaipur: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot will be the chairperson at the World Wilderness Congress – an international event being organized at Birla Auditorium from March 19 to March 26. Nearly 500 Public representatives, bureaucrats, environmental scientists and wildlife experts from over 50 countries will participate in the event and share studies and researches on wildlife across the globe. A program – Young Environmentalist – will also mark the event. Thousands of college and school students will attend the program.
This international event is organized after every four years. India has played host 10 times in the past. The event was last organized in Spain. The Queen was the chairperson. Earlier, Mexico President had chaired the event.
“It’s an international event and we are very proud that we have been given the opportunity to host it. We are making all the necessary preparations to make it a big success. A lot of topics directly and indirectly related to wildlife including Urban Pollution, Eco System, Environment, and Forest will be discussed during the event,” said a senior government officer.
Several state governments are also participating. Maharashtra government has booked a 5200 square space for setting up stalls.
National Geography will organize a photography camp in Jhalana Leopard Sanctuary for ‘under-privileged’ children.