About us

Northern Regional Centre was established on1st August, 1960 under Second Five Year Plan to explore and study faunal diversity using traditional and modern tools within its jurisdiction.

Area under Jurisdiction

The station conducts its faunal explorations from :

  • Uttar Pradesh ( 70 Districts with One National Park, 23 Wildlife Sanctuaries and one Tiger Reserve)
  • Uttarakhand ( 13 Districts with six National Parks, six Wildlife Sanctuaries, one Tiger Reserve and one Biosphere Reserve)
  • Haryana (19 Districts with two National Parks and six Wildlife Sanctuaries)
  • Punjab (17 Districts with ten Wildlife Sanctuaries)
  • Delhi ( 9 Districts with one Wildlife Sanctuary )
  • Chandigarh ( One District)

Holdings (National Zoological Collection)

  • Total holdings: Five Lacs
  • Identified: -1,55, 225 exs.

Major Projects

Fauna of India Volumes:

  • Orthoptera: Acrididae
  • Schizothoracinae: Pisces
  • Scoliidae: Hymenoptera
  • Scolopendromorpha: Myriapoda (under preparation)

State Fauna:

  • Fauna of Delhi

Ecosystem Fauna:

  • Fauna of Western Himalaya, Uttar Pradesh
  • Fauna of Shiwalik Ecosystem of Punjab
  • Fauna of Western Doon Shiwaliks, Dehra Dun Fauna of Asan Wetland, Dehra Dun
  • Nayar Valley, Distt. Pauri: Status of Mahseer Fish
  • Fauna of Gobind Sagar Reservoir, Punjab - AVES

Status Survey of Endangered Species:

  • Status survey of Endangered and threatened species of Mammals and Birds of Nanda Devi National Park (1981- 1984)
  • Western Tragopan- Tragopan melanocephalus in Himachal Pradesh 2002
  • Status Survey of Kiang Equus kiang Moorcraft,1841 (Perisodactyla: Equidae) in Eastern Ladakh, India- 2006
  • Globally Threatened Indian Fauna: Status, Issues and Prospects- 2006

Conservation Areas:

  • Fauna of Corbett National Park, U.P.
  • Fauna of Rajaji National Park, U.P.
  • Fauna of Nanda Devi National Park, U.P.
  • Fauna of Gobind Pashu Vihar, U.P.
  • Fauna of Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, Delhi
  • Fauna of Dudhwa National Park, U.P.
  • Fauna of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, U.P.
  • Fauna of Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand

GIS and Remote Sensing Projects:

  • Assessment and monitoring of migratory waterfowl habitat using GIS and Remote sensing techniques
  • Elephant Corridors analysis in Rajaji- Corbett ElephantCorridors- A GIS and Remote Sensing approach
  • Reintroduction of Asiatic Lion in Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary (Madhya Pradesh) India- A GIS and Remote Sensing Approach
  • Habitat Suitability Analysis of Chinkara, Gazella bennetti in Rajasthan- a remote sensing and GIS Approach
  • Geo spatial atlas of Aquatic Birds in Rajasthan
  • Habitat Suitability Analysis for Swamp deer in Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve, Haridwar

Some Important Projects handled:

  • Water-birds of northern India
  • Indian Wetland Birds and their Conservation
  • Habitat Suitability Analysis of Chinkara , Gazella Banniti in Rajasthan- a remote sensing and GIS approach.
  • Studies non the biodiversity in Shiwalik Ecosystems of Punjab (Funded by the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology)
  • Inventorisation of Faunal diversity of National Parks and Protected Areas of UA and UP
  • Prioritization of Wetlands for formulating Protected Area Network of wetlands in UP and Uttaranchal (Funded by SACON)
  • State Biodiversity strategy and Action Plan- Uttaranchal
  • Database on the Animal Resources of India
  • Geospatial Atlas of Wetland Birds of Thar Desert, Rajasthan
  • Pictorial Handbook of some Common Butterflies of Uttaranchal
  • Fauna the natural Heritage of UP Hills-Brochure for tourism promotion in UP
  • Wildlife of UP Hills-Brochure for tourism Promotion in UP
  • Ecology and Ethology of Spotted deer
  • Odonata of Western Himalaya
  • Primatological Studies

Significant Achievements

  • Water-birds of Northern India
  • Indian Wetland Birds and their Conservation
  • Habitat Suitability Analysis of Chinkara , Gazella bennetti in Rajasthan- a remote sensing and GIS approach.
  • Studies non the biodiversity in Shiwalik Ecosystems of Punjab (Funded by the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology)
  • Geospatial Atlas of Wetland Birds of Thar Desert, Rajasthan.

Publications

About 350 scientific publications have been emanated from the investigations carried out on the Western Himalayan fauna.

Museum

The Museum of NRS exhibiting the fauna occurring in the region has been well maintained. This is the only museum in the Northern India which is a key source of inspiration for the naturalists and amusement for the visitors, tourists, students from school ad colleges. The main exhibits of interest are Red Flying Fox, Flying Squirrel, Goral, Monal, Black Partridge, White crested Kaleej, Vultures, Orioles and Birds of Prey, besides Migratory water-birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fishes and Insects. The station has a well maintained Diorama depicting the Western Himalaya Ecosystem.

Library

Total Number of Books: 5945
Total Number of journals subscribed: 66

Expertise Available

Sh. P.T.Bhutia, Scientist E
Sh. S.J.S.Hattar, Scientist D
Dr .P.C.Tak, Scientist C
Sh. J.P.Sati, Scientist B
Dr .(Ms) A.N.Rizvi, Scientist B
Dr. (Ms) A.Bahuguna, Scientist B
Dr .S. K. Gupta, Assistant Zoologist
Dr. Vinod Khanna, Assistant Zoologist

Contact Us

Officer-in-Charge
ZOOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA

Northern Regional Centre
218, Kaulagarh Road, Dehra Dun - 248195,
Uttrakhand Ph: 0135 - 0135 2756349, 2754939, 2755279
0135 2758362 (Tele FAX)
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