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RESEARCH PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED DURING 2017-2018

Following research programmes were conducted during the period under report.

 

1. The Report Project titled "Study of Soil Micro-Flora and Micro-Fauna of the Enclosure of Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Dawhill and Topkeydara" submitted. The said Research work has been completed for the display area of the Park.  The work is continued in the three Breeding Centres under Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling 

 

2. Project of North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari), Siliguri on free living Flora and Fauna in Phase 1 completed and Report submitted. The Project in 2nd year has started and the data compilation is going on including photographs. 

 

3. "Studies on Population and Behavioural Ecology of Red Panda in Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal with special reference to conservation" has started after the approval by the Governing Board.

 

4. Collection of scat (faeces) samples of Giraffe at Zoological Garden, Alipore for DNA Barcoding at Molecular BiodiversityResearch Division Lab, Government Arts College , Ooty has started and one report has been submitted by Principal Investigator.

 

5. "Analysis of treatment provided & mortality of animals in Zoos under West Bengal Zoo Authority in the last 10 years" has been compiled and the analysis part is in progress. 

 

6.  Project on "Routine Diagnosis of Zoonotic Diseases of Zoo Animals by using Conventional and Commercial Rapid Kit based Approaches” at Zoological Garden Alipore has started & is in progress. 

 

7. Study on discontinuation of visit of Migratory Birds in the Lake in Zoological Garden, Alipore has been completed and one presentation will be made on 14th September, 2018.

 

RESEARCH PROGRAMMES APPROVED DURING 2016-2017

Following research programmes approved during the period.

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Name of the Zoo

Name of the Programme

Remarks

1.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan       Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Status Survey of Himalayan Goral (Nemorhaedus goral) at Singalila National Park, Neora Valley National Park, Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary and Kurseong Division.

Approved by West Bengal Zoo Authority

2.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Developing Ex-Situ Husbandry Practices for Himalayan Newt

Approved by West Bengal Zoo Authority

3.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Population & Behavioural Ecology of Red Panda at Singalila National Park and Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal, India

Funded by West Bengal Zoo Authority

4.

Zoological Garden, Alipore

Genetic Analysis of Captive Stock of Giraffe

Approved by West Bengal Zoo Authority

5.

Zoological Garden, Alipore

Study of Visitors in connection with determination of carrying capacity

Approved & Funded by West Bengal Zoo Authority


RESEARCH PROGRAMMES  CONDUCTED DURING 2015-2016

Following research programmes were conducted during the period under report.

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Name of the Zoo

Name of the Programme

Remarks

1.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan       Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Studies on biology, breeding, behaviour and aviary practices for improved performance of captive Himalayan Pheasants

Funded by CZA

2.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Red panda nutrition – an approach towards integration

Funded by CZA

3.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Studies on population and behaviuoral ecology of red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Singalila National Park and Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal, India with special reference to Conservation

Work is in progress. The project is funded by the WBZA


4

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Study of soil micro Flora and Fauna of enclosures at Darjeeling zoo.

Work is in progress. The project is funded by the WBZA

5

Rasikbeel Mini Zoo

Cooch Behar

Behavioural data is recorded by various scholars on the captive animals of the zoo

Pheromone study for the Leopard is being undertaken by the University of Calcutta

6

Zoological Garden, Alipore

Study on discontinuation of visit of migratory birds in Zoological Garden, Alipore

Project was sanctioned by the WBZA at its 10th meeting of GB held on 28th January, 2015. The project will be supervised by the Director, Zoological Garden, Alipore

7

Zoological Garden, Alipore

Analysis of treatment provided & mortality in Zoological Garden, Alipore during the last 10-20 years

Project was sanctioned by the WBZA at its 10th GB meeting held on 28th January, 2015. The project will be supervised by the Director, Zoological Garden, Alipore