India - Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)

BirdLife Partner

Founded in 1883
4400 members
Staff: 75
Hornbill House, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Mumbai, IN, 400 001


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

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

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