NEW DELHI: Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday released a manual containing guidelines to be followed while setting up zoos in the country, and asked the authorities concerned to develop courses

on zoo management.

These courses would help the personnel, trained in zoo management, sensitise the visitors as regards various aspects of environmental protection, the minister said.


He added that the manual should now be the "guideline" while setting up zoos in the country.

#DesignGuidelinesForZoos should now be the guideline for setting up zoos in India. It will also help zoo authoritie… https://t.co/2DXxw4tels

— Dr. Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) 1530006965000

Today, I released a book – Design Guidelines for Zoos, the first of its kind in the world on design parameters for… https://t.co/fNNozhjKBJ

— Dr. Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) 1530006771000


"Today, I released a book - Design Guidelines for Zoos, the first of its kind in the world on design parameters for zoo, jointly written by Prof. Rommel Mehta, a well-known architect and Dr D N Singh, Member Secretary of #CentralZooAuthority (sic)," Vardhan said in a tweet.

"It will also help zoo authorities across the world as a manual. I have asked the Central Zoo Authority to ensure, any redevelopment of Indian zoos should be according to these guidelines (sic)," the minister added.