Zoo Authority Of TamilNadu

Zoo authority of Tamilnadu

(A society under Government of Tamilnadu)

In accordance with the guidelines from the CZA and with an objective to facilitatesupervision, control and management of AAZP and for flow of funds for development and improvement activities, the Government of Tamil Nadu approved Zoo Authority of Tamil Nadu in the G.O.Ms.No.314 E& F (FR-V) Department dated: 03.12.2004 under Tamil Nadu Society Act and functioning from 01.04.2005 and it governed by a Govering council comprising of 11 members . Zoo Authority of Tamilnadu is aimed to focused and efficient management/ development of all the Zoo under its jurisdiction.

Zoos of Tamilnadu

Arignar Anna Zoological Park , Chennai

Guindy Children Park – Chennai

Kurumbapatti Zoological Park – Salem

Amirdhi Mini Zoological Park – Vellore

Trichy Zoo, Thiruchirapalli

The constitution of Governing Board is as follows:

1 Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Chairperson
2 Hon’ble Minister for Forests Vice-Chairperson
3 The Secretary to Government, Environment and Forests Department Member
4 The Secretary to Government, Finance Department Member
5 The Secretary to Government, Animal Husbandry Department Member
6 The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Tamil Nadu Member
7 The Chief Wildlife Warden, Tamil Nadu Member
8 The Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai Member
9 The Director, Department of Environment Member
10 The Commissioner, Tourism Department Member
11 The Director, Arignar Anna Zoological Park Member

The Zoo Authority of Tamil Nadu will be the apex technical advisory body for the Zoos in Tamil Nadu and will also help in the animal collection and exchange programmes of the zoos. The Zoo Authority of Tamilnadu administered by the Governing Board meets at least once in a year. The Governing Board shall have all powers and perform all such functions as are necessary for achievement and furtherance of objectives of the society. The Governing Board shall also approve details of plan and proposals for the development of the zoological parks. The Governing Board may also delegate rights, powers and duties as are considered necessary to the Member Secretary.