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Environment Ministry reconstitutes Central Zoo Authority (CZA)

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  • July 2, 2020
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Environment Ministry reconstitutes Central Zoo Authority (CZA)

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Environment issues; Conservation

In news:

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

Key prelims pointers:

  • The CZA is a statutory body chaired by the Environment Minister and tasked with regulating zoos across the country.
  • Central Zoo Authority (CZA) is a statutory body created under the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. 
  • 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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