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The focal point of the Chennai Snake Park Trust’s activities is the Chennai Snake Park established in 1972. It is located at Guindy.

Chennai Snake Park, Rajbhavan Post, Chennai 600 022.
+91-44-2235 3623

cspt1972@gmail.com

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ACCEPT - The Research wing of Snake Park

‘ACCEPT’ stands for Advanced Center for Conservation Education Planning and Training. It is the research wing of the Chennai Snake Park Trust, formulated by Dr. S. Paulraj, Executive Chairman of the Trust. Trustee Prof. M. Arumugam is the Director of Research & Training and manages this extension wing.

This lab is recognsied as a research centre leading to the award of Ph.D. degree, with the affiliation of the University of Madras.

Equipped with many scientists and practicing biologists on board serving in various capacities (both honorary and employed), the Snake Park is an ideal wildlife research organization in the city. A Research Scientist is deployed for this exclusive purpouse, specialising on wildlife biology, forestry and conservation. Additionally, the Dy. Director is also the chief Research Scientist in the Park taking care of herpetological research. Wildlife researches including field surveys and lab work covering diverse aspects such as systematics, taxonomy, ecology, ethology, biogeography and conservation are being carried out. We network with other academic institutions to carry out collaborative researches. We entertain internship programmes from college students pursuing life sciences (preferably Zoology major). Co-mentoring of academic projects from the college depts. are also undertaken.
We welcome scholars and college students to approach us and make use of our resources.


LIST OF RESEARCH THESES BY SCIENTISTS OF CHENNAI SNAKE PARK TRUST OR BASED ON WORK IN THE CHENNAI SNAKE PARK
  • Meganathan,S. 1990. Haematological studies in Reptiles. M.Phil dissertation submitted to Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli
  • Pitchaiah, C.1991. Colour change due to external stimuli in Indian chamaeleon Chamaeleo zeylanicus. M.Phil dissertation submitted Madras University, Chennai.
  • Kannan, P. 1994. Herpetofaunal assemblage in Mayiladuthurai area. M.Sc. dissertation submitted to Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli.
  • Kalaiarasan, V.1996. The Community structure of reptiles in the scrub juncle forests in Chengai-MGR and Madras districts, Tamil Nadu. Ph.D thesis submitted to Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli.
  • Madan Mohan, M. 1996. A survey of Ecto & Endo parasitic worm burden in captive and wild snakes at Madras Snake Park. M.Sc. Dissertation submitted to Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli.
  • Velmanickavalli, A. 1997. Studies on certain epidemiological parameters of ecto and endoparasites of captively maintained snakes. M.V.Sc. dissertation submitted to Tamil Nadu Veterinary and animal Sciences University, Chennai.
  • Aengals, R.. 1999. Studies on the ecology of common arboreal and land snakes in scrub jungle forests of Chengalpattu-MGR District, Tamil Nadu. Ph.D thesis submitted to Madras University,Chennai.
  • Ganesh, S.R., 2017. Studies on the montane herpetofauna of Southern Eastern Ghats, Peninsular India. Ph.D thesis submitted to Madras University, Chennai.