About us

Sunderbans Regional Centre was established in the year 1979 initially at Kakdwip, but subsequently shifted to Canning in 1984. The major mandate of the station is to explore the rich faunal diversity in the mangrove ecosystem in Sunderban Biosphere Reserve and its conservation by using basic ecological tools.

Area under Jurisdiction

The station´s area of work is spread over Sunderbans, which encompasses the unique mangrove ecosystem harboring one Tiger Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve.

Holdings (National Zoological Collection)

  • Total holdings: 3800
  • Identified: 1300

Major Projects

  • Mangrove Associate Molluscs of Sunderbans.
  • Spiders of Sunderbans, West Bengal.
  • Studies on Some Ethno-medicinal Arachnids and Insects in relation to their usage as drugs among the tribe of Sunderbans.
  • Survey and Assessment of Sunderban fishes.
  • Amphibian and Reptilian Fauna of Sunderbans.
  • Taxonomy and Ecology of the Marine Crustaceans.
  • Trichotaxonomic studies of Indian mammals: Order Carnivora: Ailupodidae, Mustelidae, Viveridae and Ursidae.

Significant Achievements

  • Mangrove Associate Molluscs of Sunderbans
  • Spiders of Sunderbans, West Bengal
  • Studies on Some Ethno-medicinal Arachnids and Insects in relation to their usage as drugs among the tribe of Sunderbans - Taxonomic Studies of some spiders from Mangrove and semi mangrove areas of Sunderbans.
  • Fish faunal resources of Sunderban Estuarine System with special reference to the Biology of some commercially important species.

Publications

More than 30 publications including five documents are brought out by the station.

Library

The library holds 339 books and 47 journals, needed for carrying out the studies on mangrove ecosystem.

Expertise Available

Dr. D. Suresh Chand, Scientist-ā€˜Cā€™   Officer-in-Charge

Contact Us

Officer-in-Charge
Sunderbans Regional Centre
Zoological Survey of India,
Canning- 743 329
24 Parganas (S)
West Bengal
Phone- 03218- 255211 / 03218-256721