India - Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)

BirdLife Partner


Founded in: 1883
Members: 4400
Staff: 75
Address: Hornbill House, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Mumbai, IN, 400 001
Email: rahmani.asad@gmail.com
Web: www.bnhs.org

 

Mission of the organisation

Conservation of Nature, primarily Biological Diversity, through Action based on Research, Education and Public Awareness

Key Activities

  • Membership
  • Field research
  • Nature education
  • Environment impact assessment
  • Conservation activity
  • Publication
  • Library
  • University department
  • Research and collection of specimens
  • ENVIS

Recent Achievements

  • 466 Important Bird Areas have been identified across India and several more proposed
  • Published the book Threatened Birds of India, Their Conservation Requirements
  • Conducted Research and Conservation activities on several threatened species such as Forest Owlet, Jerdon’s Courser, Himalayan Quail, Manipur Bush-quail, Great Indian Bustard, Lesser Florican, Bengal Florican and Sarus Crane
  • Under the Vulture Conservation Breeding Programme, three Vulture Conservation Breeding Centres established in Haryana, West Bengal and Assam, where over 250 critically endangered White-rumped, Indian and Slender-billed Vultures are being taken care of. This includes chicks hatched and successfully raised.
  • A full-fledged Migratory Birds Study Centre at Point Calimere Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, dedicated to research of migratory birds
  • Regular study and monitoring of migratory birds across India