Vision
 
To complement and strengthen the national efforts in conservation of the biodiversity of the country, particularly the fauna through the ex-situ conservation linked
with in-situ practices.
Mission
To provide better upkeep and veterinary care to the wild animal housed in zoos in India to ensure their conservation through best practices of management and
bringing education & awareness among the people.
Functions
 
specify the minimum standards for housing, upkeep and veterinary care of the animals kept in a zoo;
evaluate and assess the functioning of zoos with respect tot he standards or the norms as may be prescribed;
recognise or derecognise zoos;
identify endangered species of wild animals for purposes of captive breeding and assigning responsibility in this regard to a zoo;
co-ordinate the acquisition, exchange and loaning of animals for breeding purposes;
ensure maintenance of stud-books of endangered species of wild animals bred in captivity;
identify priorities and themes with regard to display of captive animals in a zoo;
co-ordinate training of zoo personnel in India and outside India;
co-ordinate research in captive breeding and educational programmes for the purposes of zoo;
provide technical and other assistance to zoos for their proper management and development on scientific lines;
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CENTRAL ZOO AUTHORITY
Statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
(GOVERNMENT OF INDIA)