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Question mark over elephant hospital, rescue centre

IANS  |  Agra 

The (CZA) has served a notice to a NGO running an elephant rescue facility in district in Uttar Pradesh, questioning its legality.

Member in his notice under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 has charged the NGO with illegally operating the

"It is observed that the Wildlife SOS on its website is promoting visitors to the illegally operating the Elephant Conservation Centre and collecting charges from visitors," the order said.

No zoo can be set up in without the approval of the

"The elephant centre in is established without prior permission of the Authority and operating without obtaining recognition by this Authority. Therefore, the said facility is illegal and not permissible for operation," the notice added.

A told IANS: "This notice does not concern us as we are not a zoo. And we run the centre in collaboration with the "

The action follows complaints by animal rights activists and



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 21:00 IST