‘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.