Environment Ministry reconstitutes Central Zoo Authority (CZA)
Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Environment issues; Conservation
- 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.