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MINISTRY RECONSTITUTES CENTRAL ZOO AUTHORITY

Focus: GS-III Environment and Ecology, Prelims

Why in news?

The Environment Ministry has reconstituted the Central Zoo Authority (CZA).

Central Zoo Authority (CZA

  • The Central Zoo Authority (CZA) is the body of the government of India responsible for oversight of zoos.
  • Central Zoo Authority is a Statutory Body whose main objective is to enforce minimum standards and norms for upkeep and health care of animals in India zoos.
  • Zoos are regulated as per the provisions of Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 and are guided by the National Zoo Policy, 1992. The Wild Life Protection was amended in 1991 to establish the Central Zoo Authority.
  • 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.

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-Source: The Hindu

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