Zoological Survey of India

Zoological Survey of India

Zoological Survey of India, Govt. Of India

Significant Achievements

  • Documentation of Faunal diversity of Nagaland (Lower vertebrates), Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, Baghmara Reserve Forest, Saipung Wildlife Sanctuary/Narpuh Reserve Forest of Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya.
  • One hundred ten research projects covering various aspects of faunal diversity in the NE states completed
  • Six Environmental Impact Assessment studies were conducted as follows
    Dhaleswari H.E. Project, Mizoram, Kopili H. E. project in N.C. Hills, Assam,     Myntdu-Leishka H.E.Project, Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, Kulsi Multipurpose H.E.     Project, Kamrup, Assam, Jadukata Multipurpose H. E. Project, West Khasi Hills,     Meghalaya, and Lower Subansiri H. E. Project, Dhemaji, Assam.
  • Sixty three new species were described as follows

        Protozoa 1 sp        Rotifera 4 spp

        Arachnida 11 spp    Dermaptera 3 spp

        Orthoptera 1 sp        Coleoptera 6 spp

        Hymenoptera 5 spp.    Diptera 2 spp

        Pisces 11 spp        Amphibia
Besides, two species of amphibian namely Ingerana (Micrixalus) borealis and    Rhacophorus naso were rediscovered from Meghalaya and Mizoram     respectively.


  • Pictorial handbook on Amphibia of North East India covering 119 species known from North East India was published for the first time. 
  • Experts from the centre participated in various expeditions to Tawang, Namdapha and Subansiri districts of Arunachal Pradesh.