Environmental Institutions

Central Zoo Authority of India (CZAI)

Central Zoo Authority (CZA) was established as a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment & Forests by the Government of India in the year 1992. The main objective of this Authority is to complement and strengthen the national effort in conservation of rich biodiversity of the country, particularly the fauna. Other objectives of this Authority include enforcing minimum standards and norms for upkeep and healthcare of animals in Indian zoos and to control mushrooming of unplanned and ill-conceived. For the overall management of the animals housed in the Indian zoos, standards and norms for appropriate housing, upkeep, health care, diet etc.

Research Area: Forestry; Wildlife Science; Environmental Science

Area: Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences

Ministry: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEF & CC)

Contact Name: Dr. P.S.N. Rao, Director

Contact Address: Central Zoo Authority of India (CZAI), Delhi

Contact Phone: 91-011-24367851/52

Email: cza@nic.in

Fax: 91-011-24367849

State: Delhi

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