What is Zoological Survey of India?

  • The Zoological survey of India is a subordinate organization of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India.
  • It was established in 1916 as a national centre for faunistic survey and exploration of the resources.
  • The headquarters is at Kolkata.

The main activities of the ZSI are:

  • Study of the fauna of states
  • Fauna of conservation areas
  • Fauna of important ecosystems
  • Status survey of endangered species
  • Fauna of India and
  • Ecological Studies & Environmental impact assessments.
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