Partnerships are essential in this 21st century for the success of Zoos involved in wild life conservation as they strive to achieve the ultimate goal of restoring and preserving biodiversity.
Owing to increasing financial constraints in zoos, it is more crucial to develop partnerships. It is in this background that Tata Steel Zoological Park initiated a dialogue with Chester Zoo for forging a long-term conservation partnership. Prof. Gordon McGregor Reid, Director Emeritus, Chester Zoo, U.K visited Tata Steel Zoological Park during December 2010. Following topics were identified for collaboration and mutual help:
Our Partnership with Chester Zoo covers:
Healthcare of zoo animals
Our partnershipWith IUCN Galliformes Specialist Group (GSG)
The GSG is committed to the world wide conservation and sustainable management of all native populations of Galliformes species and their habitats.
Tata Steel Zoological Park is one among few zoos in India having repository of pure bred Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus gallus) a tropical member of the family Phasianidae. The species which is now threatened with hybridisation. The Zoo has also done commendable work in breeding of the Indian National Bird- Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) and is trying to enrich its campus biodiversity through slow introduction. Galliformes group is a guiding force for all above projects.