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Coimbatore Zoological Park Society

India - Tamil Nadu - Coimbatore

Institution Code: CZPS

International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: N

About the Coimbatore Zoological Park Society

The Coimbatore Zoological Park & Conservation Centre (CZPCC) is located at Anaikatty, 30 km west of Coimbatore, occupying an area of 100 hectares in the foothills of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR), which is a unique and threatened ecosystem in Western Ghats of India. The NBR, is the first of the fourteen biosphere reserves of India. It provides habitat for about 110 strict endemics of plants. The CZPCC would be a replica of the NBR, focusing on its flora and fauna. Ever since inception, it has been involved in various conservation related activities and has attracted many nature lovers and students. An initiative towards this was the conduct of a Botanic Education workshop in collaboration with Zoo Outreach Organization and BGCI in 1995. The aim of this workshop was to bring together zoos, botanic gardens, forest department, research institutions and NGOs, to work towards plant diversity. In recognition of CZPCC work, the BGCI/NBRI awarded a grant under Investing in Nature-India to establish an Arboretum for endemic and endangered plants of the NBR and to promote conservation education. We routinely organize environment related educational programmes like nature camps, trekking, plants identification, quiz competitions etc., for school and college students. Apart form this, CZPCC has also conducted thematic programmes for teachers to promote biodiversity conservation. So far, about 5000 people have been trained on various issues of plant conservation. We at CZPCC truly believe that in the coming years, the organization would grow from strength to strength and will have a great impact on the nature lovers, students, researchers and the general public.

Main Address:
Coimbatore Zoological Park Society
Pioneer House
Tamil Nadu 641 004 India

Telephone: 91 422 2572222
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: G. Rangaswamy
    Curator's Name: Mr. B. Rathinasabapathy
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number:
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Y
    Status: State: N
    Status: Educational: Y
    Status: Municipal: N
    Status: Satellite: N
    Status: Trust: Y
  • Date founded: 1986
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 50 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    Landscaped Area: Size: 50 Hectares
  • Total Area: 100 Hectares
    Latitude: 11.1000
    Longitude: 76.7500
    Annual Rainfall: 800 mm
    Altitude: 650.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park
  • Local Address: 1388, Pioneer House, Peelamedu Coimbatore 641 004, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Locality: City: Coimbatore
  • Locality: State: Tamil Nadu

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 120
    Arboretum: Y
    Arboretum Size: 2
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: N
    Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: Y
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: N
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y
    Disabled access: N
  • Number of Visitors: 4000
    Number of Volunteers: 10

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 600
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 110

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Y
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Y
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y
    Reintroduction Programme: N

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: N
    Plant Breeding: Y
    Conservation - Biology: Y
    Conservation - Genetics: Y
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Y
    Ecology: Y
    Ecosystem Conservation: Y
    Education: Y
    Ethnobotany: Y
    Exploration: Y
    Floristics: Y
    Horticulture: Y
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Y
    Molecular Genetics: N
    Pollination Biology: N
    Restoration Ecology: N
    Seed/Spore Biology: Y
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Y
    Sustainability: Y
    Pharmacology: N
    Agriculture: Y
    Land Restoration: Y
    Urban Environments: Y

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Y
    Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Permanent Public Displays: Y
    Special Exhibitions: Y
    Courses for School Children: Y
    Courses for University/College Students: Y
    Courses for General Public: N
    Education Programme: Y
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