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.

The book "Threatened Birds of India, Their Conservation Requirements" was published

Conducted research and conservation activities on several threatened species such as the 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 have been established in Haryana, West Bengal and Assam, to provide care for over 250 critically endangered White-rumped, Indian and Slender-billed Vultures are being taken care of. This includes the hatching and raising of chicks.

A full fledged Migratory Birds Study Centre at Point Calimere Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, dedicated to the research of migratory birds

Regular studies and monitoring of migratory birds across India

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