News BNHS

Celebrating vultures

Sun, 02/09/2012 - 20:56

BirdLife Partners around the world have joined with raptor conservation and research organisations to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day.

Worldwide

India’s pharmacies flout diclofenac ban but vulture breeding centres have best year yet

Tue, 06/09/2011 - 08:50

A study published in the journal Oryx has found that over a third of Indian pharmacies continue to sell diclofenac to livestock farmers.

Asia

First signs of progress in saving Indian vultures from killer drug

Thu, 12/05/2011 - 03:10

The ban on a veterinary drug which caused an unprecedented decline in Asian vulture populations has shown the first signs of progress, according to scientists.

Asia

Site conservation in India

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 08:56

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS, BirdLife in India), one of the largest membership-based conservation NGOs in India, is the oldest organisation in the BirdLife Partnership, having recently celebrated its 125th anniversary.

Asia

The true costs of saving India’s wetlands

Mon, 26/07/2010 - 16:58

The struggle to save coastal wetlands is a global issue. The RSPB have been following examples in the UK as well in Kenya. Plans for a coal-fired power station in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh at Sompeta have been set aside by India’s National Environment Appellate Authority. The developer had already started the land clearance before it had permission to do so. In the protests that were sparked as result of the pre-emptive action and the failure to engage local communities, 4 people were killed...

Indian Government should have listened to BNHS on Andhra power plant

Tue, 20/07/2010 - 09:18

The four lives lost in police firing at Sompeta in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, India protesting against the thermal power plant by Nagarjuna Construction Company, would have been saved, had the government listened to the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS, BirdLife in India) report submitted in December 2009 concerning power plants in the wetlands of Srikakulam district.

Asia