The institute manages a scientific zoological collection which
consists of many invertebrate and vertebrate species that represent a
considerable part of the fauna diversity of the Guyana Shield. Collecting only
takes place when necessary for scientific purposes, and when there are
opportunities for fieldwork in new areas.
More then half of the present collection was obtained during expeditions.
Nowadays, most of the collections are in a good state of maintenance
The NZCS currently consists of the following collections: