The 10-kilometer radius around protected areas, national parks, and wildlife sanctuaries is known as an eco-sensitive zone or an ecologically fragile area. According to the Environment Protection Act of 1986, ESZs are declared by the MoEFCC, Government of India. Even areas wider than 10 km can be included in the eco-sensitive zone in cases when there are sensitive corridors, linkage, and biologically significant patches that are essential for conservation. The primary goal of these regulations is to limit the detrimental effects of certain activities on the delicate ecosystem surrounding National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries. Click on the “Download PDF” option provided below to know more on-
- What are Eco-sensitive Zones?
- What are the activities allowed in Eco-sensitive Zones?
- What is the significance of it?
- What are the challenges related to it?
- What are the recent highlights?