ZSI releases first compendium of animal species in Indian Sundarbans

Posted on:13 Sep 2017 10:52:39
ZSI releases first compendium of animal species in Indian Sundarbans
13 September 2017 Current Affairs: Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) published first of its kind compendium titled Fauna of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve in Indian Sundarbans.

It is part of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site.

It forms part of Ganga-Brahmaputra delta across 9,630 sq. km, distributed among 104 islands.

It has largest tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world.

ZSI is India’s apex organization on animal taxonomy. It was established in 1916.

Its main objective is to promote the survey, exploration, research, and documentation on various aspects of animal taxonomy in the Indian subcontinent.

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