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On March 14 and 15, 2024, the Republican Conference of Scientific Research on Zoology “Fauna of Kazakhstan” took place

The organizers of the conference were the Institute of Zoology of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Palace of Schoolchildren of the Department of Education of Almaty, and the Republican Educational and Methodological Center for Additional Education of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


Happy International Bird Day – April 1

Today, April 1, is International Bird Day, a day dedicated to protecting feathered birds and drawing attention to their vital role in nature. Birds are exceptionally interesting members of the animal kingdom and one of the groups of animals that humans encounter on a daily basis. In honor of Bird Day, we will hold several events to get better acquainted with them.


The gazelle conservation project is coming to a close.

The IUCN Save Our Species gazelle conservation project implemented by the Institute of Zoology together with Marwell Wildlife and Wildlife Without Borders is coming to an end, and we offer a look at one of its results.


In Turkestan region we continue to build trenches in which reptiles, including species listed in the Red Book, are dying en masse.

As you may remember, in 2019 in Turkestan region we recorded the mass death of reptiles in the deep (up to 2.2 m) multi-kilometer trenches, which were used to fence agricultural fields. Different species of reptiles fall into these trenches, such as the Central Asian tortoise, yellowbelly, boa constrictors and some other species of animals.


Winter census of ungulates in “Altyn-Emel”

In early February 2022, employees of the Institute of Zoology took part in the annual winter count of ungulates listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan – gazelles, argali and kulans in Altyn-Emel National Park.


February 11 – International Women in Science Day

The Institute of Zoology congratulates you on International Women in Science Day!


February 02 – Wetlands Day

On the occasion of this day we tell how the Institute of Zoology studies the birds that live in the wetlands – at Sorbulak and Shardara reservoirs (see below for location maps).


First place in the CEPF photo contest

We are happy to announce that Saltore Saparbaev, a scientist from the Laboratory of Theriology, has won first place in the prestigious international competition dedicated to the International Day for Biological Diversity!


Ceremonial meeting dedicated to the Day of Science Workers of Kazakhstan in the Nur-Sultan.

The event included projects presentations for the scientific developments commercialization (JSC “Science Fund”, JSC “National Agency for the Development of Innovations”, Stimulation of Productive Innovations “ICRIAP and the WB”) and a scientific projects presentation that search for potential business partners for further scaling and further commercialization.


Annual international conference in collaboration with RUDN University

Topic: “Actual ecology and nature management problems.”

We invite you to participate annual conference “Actual problems of ecology and nature management”, which is held at the RUDN Institute of Ecology.


About Institute

Mission: To develop Kazakhstan zoology science from animal world investigations - from Republic of Kazakhstan to around of the globe.

Vision: Institute of Zoology RK - leading world class science organization of fundamental and practical zoology.

Institute of Zoology RK main directions: Kazakhstan wildlife investigation; animal population dynamics changes from environmental impact studying; studying of evolution, phylogeny, taxonomy diversity of present and past wildlife; ecologicaly valuable zoology problem solving.



“Керқұлан, кертағы”

The Commission of the Institute of Zoology, formed by order No. 30-P dated November 14, 2023, reviewed and made changes to the list of Kazakh animal names and zoological terminology based on decisions made during discussions. On May 10, 2024, a meeting was held to reconsider the Kazakh name of the Przewalski’s horse, with the participation of Daniyar Galymovich Turgambaev, Chairman of the Committee for Forestry and Wildlife of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This was due to disagreements among historians and ethnographers regarding the correspondence of the Kazakh name “керқұлан” (“kerqulan”). Historians and ethnographers proposed replacing the Kazakh name of the Przewalski’s horse with “кертағы” (“kertaghy”).


On March 6, 2024, the UNESCO chair for Sustainable Development of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University held an international round table dedicated to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The purpose of the event was to familiarize students with the contribution of women to science, their achievements and difficulties on the way to professional success, as well as to contribute to the formation of a positive moral assessment of the activities of women scientists in the name of science and progress, the development of productive thinking.

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    mammal species

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    birds species

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    reptile species

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