Things you can do with BNHS to help conservation


We at BNHS India, the oldest environmental NGO in India, are engaged in the activities of research, nature conservation and public awareness, since 1883. BNHS has strong presence in the areas of field research, conservation, advocacy, environment education, nature trails and camps, eco-restoration and biodiversity assessment, natural history collection, library and nature souvenirs. We feel that we can work together with individuals, groups and corporates in a variety of ways that can add value to both.

1. BNHS organizes Nature Trails and Talks / Film Screenings on nature, wildlife and conservation. This is an opportunity to network and directly connect with nature. 1) Individuals, Groups and Corporate employees can participate in them as members / non-members / corporate members. 2) Customized Nature Trails / Talks can also be organized.
2. BNHS periodically organizes Special Events to cover specific or seasonal phenomena like the Flamingo Festival in Mumbai and Tadoba Mahotsav in Nagpur. 1) Individuals and Groups can participate in them. 2) Corporates can also sponsor such events as a part of CSR (corporate social responsibility).>
3. BNHS organizes Nature Camps to various sanctuaries, national parks and biodiversity hotspots across India such as Sundarban, Manas, Jim Corbett Park, Valley of Flowers, Ladakh, Sahyadri, Desert National Park, Gir, Kanha, Tadoba, Rann of Kutch, Agumbe, Andaman and Point Calimere and abroad in countries such as Tanzania, Malaysia, Madagascar and Thailand. 1) Individuals, Groups and Corporate employees can participate in them as members / corporate members. 2) Customized Nature Camps can also be organized.
4. BNHS Membership opens up a variety of avenues for nature lovers, groups and corporates in terms of networking; discounts on nature trails, workshops, books and souvenirs; library facilities and scientific know-how. Students, Individuals, Families and Corporates can avail of different types of membership for themselves or for Gifting to others, either online, by post or at the Hornbill House headquarters in Mumbai.
5. BNHS has a unique well-stocked Library with over 22,000 books, journals and periodicals at Hornbill House on subjects such as environment, conservation, ecology, zoology, botany, taxonomy, sustainable development and watershed management. 1) Members have free access to Library and Non-members can access for a fee. 2) Corporates can help in maintaining this vast collection as a part of CSR.
6. BNHS, with support of Ministry of Environment and Forests (Government of India) runs the Environment Information Systems (ENVIS) Centre on Avian Ecology. Its website offers comprehensive databases in English and Hindi on birds of India. ENVIS also sends out the free Buceros newsletter to its subscribers. Students, Bird lovers, Researchers, Teachers, Bureaucrats, Policy makers and Corporates can avail of these databases and knowledge bank.
7. BNHS has a rare and comprehensive Collection of Natural History specimens at Hornbill House, which gives a glimpse into the natural heritage of India. 1) Groups and Students can visit and understand this collection after prior appointment with the Curator. 2) Corporates can help in maintaining this national treasure, as a part of CSR.
8. BNHS Publications include Hornbill (quarterly magazine for members) and separate subscription journals JBNHS (scientific journal) and Mistnet (journal of Indian Bird Conservation Network-IBCN). BNHS has also published over 60 books and CDs/DVDs, which can be bought online or at Hornbill House or ordered by post. 1) Individuals and Corporates can buy or Gift the publications (including Coffee Table books) to their friends and clients / associates. 2) Corporates can place advertisements in the magazines and journal. 3) Corporates can also sponsor upcoming publications.
9. BNHS has introduced several Souvenirs like T-shirts, Mugs, Plates, Caps, Calendars, Bookmarks, Posters, Sparrow Nests, Twitter Wall Clocks, Diaries, Soft Toys and Greeting Cards, the proceeds of which go towards nature conservation. They can be bought online or at Hornbill House. Individuals and Corporates can buy or Gift them to their friends and clients / associates.
10. BNHS offers several opportunities for Funding / Contributing to Nature Conservation. 1) Individuals can contribute in schemes such as “Adopt a Rare Bird”, give general / specific Donations or Volunteer on education projects. 2) Corporates can opt for Funding / Volunteering for any of the ongoing / upcoming research and conservation projects as a part of CSR. (The ongoing research and conservation projects of BNHS include Vulture Conservation Breeding Centres (VCBCs) in Haryana, West Bengal and Assam; Satpuda Landscape Tiger Programme in Nagpur (Maharashtra); Migratory Birds Study Centre in Point Calimere (Tamil Nadu); Migratory birds studies in Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Manipur; Forest Owlet studies in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh; Project Mangroves in Maharashtra and Gujarat; Marine Research in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Lakshadweep and Andaman-Nicobar and Jerdon’s Courser Project in Andhra Pradesh.
11. BNHS also undertakes Eco-Restoration and Biodiversity Assessment (study of flora and fauna of a region) in various habitats such as forests, wetlands, grasslands, mangroves and marine habitat. Corporates can sponsor Eco-restoration through scientific afforestation in various areas and avail of the Biodiversity Assessment services at their existing / new project sites as a part of CSR.
12. Conservation Education Centres (CECs) of BNHS in Mumbai, New Delhi and Nagpur undertake a variety of indoor and outdoor activities related to nature education and public awareness for people from all walks of life and all age groups. This includes Green Lifestyle Workshops, Theme-based Workshops such as Breakfast with Butterflies and Lunch with Lilies, Family Nature Outings, Citizen Science Projects and Teacher Training Workshops. 1) Individuals, Students, Teachers, Families, Groups and Corporate employees can participate in them. 2) Corporates can also support the education activities through nature trail adoption, sponsoring workshops for school children and sponsoring teacher training workshops and education material.
13. Important Bird Areas (IBA) Programme is run by BNHS to study, identify, monitor and recommend conservation of crucial bird species and habitats across India, with the help of a network of NGOs, researchers and individuals called IBCN. 1) Individuals, Students, Researchers and NGOs can associate with IBCN / IBA through membership, volunteering, research and funding. 2) Corporates can support the IBCN / IBA programmes in their region of choice.

For details, contact: Atul Sathe, Manager-Communications, BNHS India, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 91-22-22821811