- 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.