Zoological Survey of India

Zoological Survey of India

Zoological Survey of India, Govt. Of India

Major Programmes Undertaken

Major Projects

  • The fish faunal surveys of Cauvery river system.
  • Coordinated project on Pitchavaram Mangrove forests
  • Surveys of coral reefs in Gulf of Mannar & Palk Bay
  • Faunistic survey of Javadi Hills
  • Status survey of Non-Human Primates in Southern India
  • Pre-inundation survey of Nagarjunakonda Reservoir
  • Western Ghats Reptile and Amphibia surveys
  • Survey of pests of weeds with special reference to pentatomid bugs
  • Herpetological survey of Nallamalai Hill ranges
  • Limnological studies on freshwater lakes and ponds
  • Bio ecology of paddy field frogs
  • Ecological succession of Insect Fauna of Vandalur scrub jungle
  • Studies on leafhoppers of agricultural importance in and around Chennai
  • Studies on the aquatic Hemiptera of Javadi hills, North Arcot, Tamilnadu
  • Studies on the Gryllidae (Insecta : Orthoptera) of Tamilnadu
  • Systematics and biology of Gobioid fishes of Ennore estuary
  • Studies on the taxonomy and biology of thread-fin bream (Nemipterus) of the Madras coast
  • Studies on the bioecology of larvivorous fishes in and around Madras
  • Studies on Membracidae (Homopera : Insecta) of Southern India
  • MAB project on Ecology and distribution of freshwater Gastropods and their cercarial fauna

Significant Achievements

  • Studies on Cobitoidea of India and adjacent countries.
  • Studies on Chloropidae (Diptera) of India.
  • Fauna of Bannerghatta National Park, Karnataka
  • Fauna of Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary. (Karnataka).
  • Fauna of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
  • Fauna of Kalakad Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pictorial Handbook of Birds of Chennai
  • Synoptic list of Aquatic and Semi aquatic Hemiptera of India.
  • Multidisciplinary Expeditions to Silent Valley. Led by the Scientists of the station resulted in the Conservation of the Silent
  • Valley and its declaration as a National Park.
  • Survey of coral reefs in Gulf of Mannar & Palk Bay