Ministry reconstitutes Central Zoo Authority

News: Union 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.

Facts:

  • Central Zoo Authority: It is a statutory body established in1992 under the Wildlife Protection Act,1972.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
  • Objective: To regulate zoos across the country and to lay down guidelines under which animals may be transferred among zoos nationally and internationally.
  • Composition: It is chaired by the Union Environment Minister with 10 members and member secretary.
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