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Coimbatore Zoological Park Society

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India - Tamil Nadu - Coimbatore

Institution Code: CZPS

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

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: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1986
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 50 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    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: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 120
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 2
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 4000
    Number of Volunteers: 10

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 600
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 110

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: Yes