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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.



Results of the scientific seminar on the topic: «Implementation of separate provisions of European law on contractual responsibility in relation to the UN SDG»

23.11.2023 at the Department of Civil Law, Civil Procedure and Labor Law held a scientific seminar on the topic: «Implementation of separate provisions of European law on contractual responsibility in relation to the UN SDG». The speaker was Ilina Viktoriya, Deputy Chairman of the Kazakhstan National Committee of the UNESCO Program «Man and the Biosphere», the main expert of the “Institute of Zoology” CS MSHE RK Doctoral student of the 1st year of Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi. The head of the Department of Civil Law, Civil Procedure and Labour Law, Professor Suleimenova Saule, held the moderation of the scientific seminar and discussion.


In order to exchange experience, develop international cooperation and our research capabilities in the scientific project “Assessment of bioresources in the Kazakh part of the Irtysh basin under conditions of transboundary water resources use and climate change” we attracted a foreign scientific consultant Sofia Stepanovna Barinova – Associate Professor and Head of the Laboratory of “Algal Ecology and Biodiversity” at the Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Israel.

The Institute of Zoology held a conference dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the organization

As you know, at our Institute on April 13-16th a conference “Zoological research in Kazakhstan: results, problems and perspectives” was held, it was devoted to the 90th anniversary of the Institute of Zoology. The work of the conference, in which about 210 specialists participated, was held in 7 sections, 3 round tables and plenary sessions during 3 full days. All in all more than 140 reports were made (working languages – Kazakh, English, Russian), including 14 plenary ones. And that’s not counting more than 120 participants who took part by correspondence with the publication of articles.

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  • 180

    mammal species

  • 500

    birds species

  • 52

    reptile species

  • 12

    amphibian species


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