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Welcome to BNHS

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) – a membership-driven organization - has been promoting the cause of a natural India for the past 130 years since 1883. It was started by 8 Mumbai citizens, of which two were Indians. The Society's guiding principle has always been that conservation must be based on scientific research - a tradition exemplified by its former president, late Dr Sálim Ali. Designated as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.

Our Society is also the Partner of BirdLife International in India.

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Learn to identify butterflies, take a nature trail to Nagla Forest, join a weekend camp to Mahabaleshwar or take off to Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh

Choose from a range of animal-printed t-shirts, nature-themed mugs, postcards, books and more. Help spread the BNHS message!

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