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Central Zoo Authority (CZA)

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    7th Jul, 2020
  • The Environment Ministry has reconstituted the Central Zoo Authority (CZA).
  • The CZA would now include an expert from the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, and a molecular biologist.
  • CZA is a statutory body chaired by the Environment Minister.
  • It is tasked with regulating zoos across the country.
  • Every zoo in the country must obtain recognition from CZA for its operation.
  • The authority lays down guidelines and prescribes rules under which animals may be transferred among zoos nationally and internationally.
  • With respect to its composition apart from the chairman, it consists of 10 members and a member-secretary.

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