Zoological Survey of India

Zoological Survey of India

Zoological Survey of India, Govt. Of India
 
MOEF

Major Scientific Contribution

In 2008 and 2009 we have conducted two scientific expedition one each in Tawang and Namdapha Tiger Reserve of Arunachal Pradesh along with the help of scientists from other Centres of ZSI; as many as 06 new species species of Encyrtidae and Pteromalidae belonging a new Genus of Hymenoptera were described. Interesting information on the distribution of amphibian fauna in Tawang and Namdapha Tiger Reserve was also revealed. Also scientists of the Centre have documented over 90 species of fish from various freshwater bodies of Arunachal Pradesh. We have brought out detailed reports on the fauna of Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary and Pakke Tiger Reserve of the State. Nine new species of fishes have been discovered by the scientists of the centre. Staff from APRC, ZSI, participated in Antarctica Expeditions.