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Zoological Survey of India (ZSI)

Updated on: Oct 28, 2015

In 1916, the Zoological Survey of India was established with a goal for promotion, exploration and research on fauna in this region and subsequently, this organization also aims at bringing forth further advancement in knowledge of common men about rich animal life of India. Seed of inception of this organization was formed with Indian Museum Zoological Section establishment. If we analyze objectives of this organization from historical perspective, then it become clear that through in its activities it has made several articulations but it has never compromised on its objectives since its inception.

The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) does not conduct any regular basis teaching program but every year it organizes several conferences, training courses, workshops and colloquia. Scientists of ZSI are completely devoted to various types of stimulation of ideas and techniques for more advanced study and research on animal life in India.

Objectives of Zoological Survey of India:


The Zoological Survey of India is maintaining its goals on foundation of certain objectives, which are as follows:

  • Status Survey of Endangered Species,
  • Taxonomic Studies,
  • Exploration and Survey of Faunal Resources
  • Publication of Results through Departmental Journals,
  • Publication of Fauna of India,
  • Maintenance and Development of National Zoological Collections, and
  • Central Refernal, Information, Advisory and Library Services.

Apart from all these objectives, the Zoological Survey of India also fulfills certain other inter organizational functions, such as:

  • Environmental Impact Studies wherever specially asked for by the Ministry of Environment & Forests
  • Maintenance of Museums at Headquarters and Regional Stations

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