Institute staff maintain scientific contacts with colleagues from the following countries: Canada, USA, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Ireland, Great Britain, Portugal, Spain, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Finland. , Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Israel, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Pakistan, Oman, China , India, South Korea, Japan, Namibia, South Africa and Australia.
Immediately after the independence of Kazakhstan, the institute monitored the migration of animals, especially the distribution of saigas in the republic, depending on the season. Measures were identified and taken to increase the number of muskrat in captivity. At the beginning of the XXI century, one of the priority directions of the Institute's activity was work on the problem of preserving the fauna of the Caspian lowland and the Caspian Sea, including using the introduction of salt-tolerant fish and food organisms into the Aral Sea.
Another important area of activity was the international project “Conservation of biodiversity of the Western Tien Shan”, which is being implemented in the border areas of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. In addition, the institute began to take additional measures to protect the Siberian Crane population in Kazakhstan and to attempt to restore the biodiversity of the Aral Sea. Among the previous directions of activity, the most active work continues to find scientific ways to combat natural focal and parasitic diseases of animals and humans.