The Wildlife Week was launched in Jaipur on October 1 with an animal race and a poster competition at Kulish Smariti Van of the city. In this event, 450 students of 15 local schools took part, reported Rajasthan Partika. In Jaipur, the Nature Club of Rajasthan and Tiger Trust are going to organize a number of events like film festival by screening films on the wildlife in the state and environmental study projects at Nahargarh Biological Park and Amber country side.
However, some wildlife and animal welfare activists have stressed the need to be serious about Wildlife Week observance. Instead of celebrating the events with the city dwellers, it is being felt that there is a dire need to preserve our fauna, and take all-out steps to prevent extinction of endangered species in Rajasthan.
In India, Wildlife Week is observed from October 2 to 8 every year by organizing different activities related to wildlife conservation. It was in the year 1952; the Government of India established an Indian Board of Wild Life to raise public awareness and started observing the Wildlife week.
"Wildlife preservation in fact implies active and planned wildlife management under which all forms of life would progress side by side with human progress, each in its own sphere of influence and utility and without any detriment to human interests. In fact, it is with this end in view that wildlife sanctuaries and national parks have been established and developed in suitable localities all over the country," observe activist Chandni Gurrusrikar and Vidut Jauhari in their blog.
Both Chandni and Vidut lament the lack of seriousness about observing Wildlife Week in India and commented on bioscience org., "However the seriousness of celebrating Wildlife Week is not only to educate or create awareness about wildlife among young people like school children and general public but also work with the government and help them form policies and design strategies favouring solutions that address wildlife conservation issues in today’s changing circumstances."