Short Communication: The Importance of Modern Zoos and Animal Sanctuaries in Promoting Wildlife Conservation and Education
Affiliation: Life Science Education Trust, Bengaluru, India; NAJA India, Ahmedabad
Keywords: Wildlife Conservation, Zoo, Animal Sanctuary, Education, Social Emotional Learning
Categories: News and Views, Life Sciences
Modern zoos and animal sanctuaries play a vital role in wildlife conservation, research, and education. In addition to promoting ethical treatment of animals, these facilities also provide a unique opportunity for children to learn about social awareness, environmental guardianship, recognizing interdependence, social emotional learning, and developing empathy. Through experiential learning and hands-on experiences, children can gain a greater understanding of the natural world and the importance of compassion and respect for all living beings. By supporting these facilities and encouraging them to continue their good work, we can help to protect and care for animals, and promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world.