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Salim Ali, who is known as the father of Indian Ornithology took initiatives to establish a national institution which would take up the challenging tasks of developing expertise and knowledge in the field of ornithology and nature conservation.



Over the years SACON has developed the infrastructure required for a modern scientific institute catering to its scientific activities and supporting services for the well being of the research personnel, staff and visitors.


Campus Biodiversity

SACON Campus harbours amazing biodiversity; both faunal and floral. The campus with 55 acres of area is the habitat for 402 species of flowering plants belonging to 84 families which include Sandalwood trees, an IUCN Red Listed tree species. Of the 177 bird species recorded from the campus, 100 species are resident birds, 24 bird species are occasionally found, 27 species are winter migrants and 15 species are local migrants.