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The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) was established on 1st July, 1916 to promote survey, exploration and research leading to the advancement in our knowledge of various aspects of exceptionally rich life of the erstwhile ´British Indian Empire´. The survey has its genesis in the establishment of the Zoological Section of the Indian Museum at Calcutta in 1875. By gradually strengthening its staff and expanding its research programme, the Survey has met the challenge of the past and is on its way to meet the demands of the future. It has maintained its primary objectives unchanged from its inception

Regional Centers:

  • Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre(ANRC), Port Blair
  • Arunachal Pradesh Regional Centre (APRC), Itanagar
  • Central Zone Regional Centre (CZRC), Jabalpur
  • Estuarine Biology Regional Centre (EBRC), Gopalpur
  • North Eastern Regional Centre (NERC), Shillong
  • o Freshwater Biology Regional Centre (FBRC), Hyderabad
  • Gangetic Plains Regional Centre (GPRC), Patna
  • High Altitude Regional Centre (HARC), Solan
  • Marine Biology Regional Centre (MBRC), Chennai
  • Northern Regional Centre (NRC), Dehradun
  • Southern Regional Centre (SRC), Chennai
  • Western Ghat Regional Centre (WGRC), Calicut
  • Western Regional Centre (WRC), Pune
  • Desert Regional Centre (DRC), Jodhpur
  • Marine Aquarium cum Regional Centre (MARC), Digha
  • Sunderban Regional Centre (SRC), Canning

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