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Eco-Sensitive Zones (ESZs) | UPSC Current Affairs 2023

👉 Eco-Sensitive Zones (ESZs) or Ecologically Fragile Areas (EFAs) are areas notified by the MoEFCC around Protected Areas, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries.
👉The purpose of declaring ESZs is to create some kind of “shock absorbers” to the protected areas by regulating and managing the activities around such
areas.
👉They also act as a transition zone from areas of high protection to areas involving lesser protection.
👉.The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 does not mention the word “Eco￾Sensitive Zones

24/01/2023
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