Jul 18, 2013 News
Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud on Tuesday evening, urged the commitment of more resources towards the development of Guyana’s Zoo and parks around the country as the Draft Master Plan for the development of the Zoological Park under the Three Parks Initiative was being launched.
His call was answered at the end of the launch by a representative of Caribbean Chemicals who pledged the sum of $1M towards the project.
The plan was unveiled in the parking lot of the National Park Carifesta Avenue entrance in Georgetown.
The Three Parks Initiative, according to a Government release, is a collaborative effort among the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Protected Areas Commission (PAC), the Beharry Group of Companies, and Conservation International (CI). It is designed to upgrade the facilities and enhance the security of parks in Georgetown.
The Zoo Master Plan is also intended to mark the beginning of a long-term effort to modernise and transform the Guyana Zoo by implementing the highest international standards in zoo animal welfare, and by allowing Guyanese visitors to connect with the rich natural world that exists beyond the limits of Guyana’s urban landscape.
Minister Persaud in thanking the staff of the PAC and the National Parks Commission for moving the initiative forward observed that, “in our urban settings and Capital city, one of the areas we would want to keep pristine, clean and really live up to the reputation of being green and beautiful, would be our parks; our zoological parks, our national parks and also on the West Demerara, the Joe Vieira Park.”
He explained that over the past months, “we have been studying how we could move these facilities forward to the expectations of the Guyanese public. How we can modernise and how we can offer better services and the facilities, not only for the population, but how it can be prominent in our tourist attraction.”
Persaud explained that the Three Parks initiative is one which was presented to a number of partners, “also we have started engagement with the business community as to how it is we can move the initiative forward. And we do hope that tonight’s (Tuesday night) presentation would allow you great insight and perhaps support, and through your direct and indirect influence we see more resources heading in this direction.”
He said that Government has not only signaled that it wants these facilities to be improved, but has committed close to $150M to the project, most of which is intended to go towards the National Park and the Botanical Gardens.
Some of the changes planned, include reorganisation and transformation of some of the existing cages into walkthrough exhibits.
The Zoological Park when completely modernised will have a coastal wetland for aquatic animals, a savannah area for deer, tapirs and other related animals, mountainous highland for the small cats and rainforest for the harpy eagles.
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