AHMEDABAD: The latest 'red list' of endangered bird species released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) includes 15 Indian bird species, three of which are found mainly in

The government on Monday declared a part of Thol wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat as a Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) and banned mining, commercial and industrial activity in the area.

A draft notification of the environment ministry said that the government shall also constitute a State level Eco-sensitive Zone Monitoring Committee (SESZMC) to monitor the compliance of the ESZ notification.