India prepares 1st comprehensive list of fauna

Jul 02, 2024

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India has prepared a checklist of its entire fauna, covering 1,04,561 species, becoming the first country in the world to do so.

The “Fauna of India Checklist Portal” was launch on the occasion of the 109th Foundation Day of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) in Kolkata.

This remarkable achievement positions India as a leader in biodiversity documentation. The checklist includes 121 lists of all known taxa, covering 36 phyla and highlighting endemic, threatened, and scheduled species.

The significance of this comprehensive fauna list:

Taxonomic Classification: From Domain to Species

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