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Reconstitution of Central Zoo Authority

  • 02 Jul 2020
  • 1 min read

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Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has reconstituted the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) to include an expert from the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, and a molecular biologist.

Key Points

  • The CZA is a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. It was constituted in 1992 under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  • Members: It is chaired by the Environment Minister and has 10 members and a member-secretary.
  • Objective: The main objective of the authority is to complement and strengthen the national effort in conservation of rich biodiversity.
  • Functioning: The authority provides recognition to zoos and is also tasked with regulating the zoos across the country.
    • It lays down guidelines and prescribes rules under which animals may be transferred among zoos nationally and internationally.
    • It coordinates and implements programmes on capacity building of zoo personnel, planned breeding programmes and ex-situ research.

Source: TH

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