Zoological Survey of India

Zoological Survey of India

Zoological Survey of India, Govt. Of India
 
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 The Northern Regional Centre is entrusted with exploration of faunal wealth in five North Indian states: Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and the union territory- Chandigarh, covering an area of c. 441707 sq km. The region comprises of ecologically diverse areas ranging from the western Himalayas in north with Shivaliks at the base, through Gangetic Plains with Terai in north and Bundelkhand in south, and the part of the Aravalis in southwest with equally diverse biodiversity in its one World Heritage Site (Nanda Devi), one Biosphere Reserve (Nanda Devi), two Tiger Reserves (Corbett and Dudhwa), nine National Parks, 46 Wildlife Sanctuaries, two Conservation Reserves and 48 Important Bird Areas. The Northern Regional Centre at Dehradun,Uttarakhand, was established in August 1960 under the second five year plan of the Government of India. It is one among the sixteen Regional Centres of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), the internationally acclaimed taxonomic organization of the country.