92 eco-sensitive zones, 2 ecologically sensitive areas notified in 13 states


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Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey informed Rajya Sabha on Thursday that 92 Eco-Sensitive Zones (ESZ) and 2 Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) have been notified in 13 states of the Indian Himalayan region. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, he said, "In order to manage and conserve biodiversity across the Protected Areas, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notified Eco-Sensitive Zones (ESZs) around the protected areas."