National Chambal Sanctuary declared as eco-sensitive zone

As per the recent notification issued by the Ministry of Environment, the National Chambal Sanctuary was declared as eco-sensitive zone (ESZ).

The sanctuary, which is located across the states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, is home to 75 per cent of gharials, the fresh water gangetic dolphins, fresh water turtles and more than 180 species of migratory birds. The order said that the areas in the Eco-sensitive Zone shall not be used for commercial, residential or industrial activities.

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