GOVERNMENT RECONSTITUTES CENTRAL ZOO AUTHORITY

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    9th Jul, 2020

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

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

About Central Zoo Authority (CZA)

  • The CZA is a statutory body chaired by the Environment Minister and tasked with regulating zoos across the country.
  • It is created under the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
  • Apart from the chairman, it consists of 10 members and a member-secretary. Almost all of them are officials in the Environment Ministry and non-government experts are those who are wildlife conservationists or retired forest officers.
  • The authority lays down guidelines and prescribes rules under which animals may be transferred among zoos nationally and internationally.
  • It regulates the exchange of animals of endangered category Listed under Schedule-I and II of the Wildlife Protection Act among zoos.

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