We at BNHS, the oldest environmental NGO in India, are engaged in the activities of research, conservation of nature and public awareness since 1883. BNHS has strong presence in the areas of field research, conservation projects, advocacy, environment education, nature trails & camps, ecological 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 / Corporate employees can participate in them as members / non-members / corporate members. 2) Customized nature trails can also be organized.|
|2.||BNHS organizes Special Events to cover specific or seasonal phenomena like the Flamingo Festival in Mumbai every winter. Corporates can sponsor such events.
|3.||BNHS regularly organizes Nature Camps to various sanctuaries, national parks and biodiversity hotspots across India like Sundarban, Jim Corbett Park, Ladakh, Sahyadri, North-East, Rajasthan, Gir, Kanha, Tadoba, Rann of Kutch, Agumbe, Andaman and Point Calimere, to name a few. BNHS also organizes nature camps abroad. 1) Individuals / Groups / 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|
|5.||BNHS has a unique well-stocked Library with over 22,000 books, journals and periodicals at Hornbill House head office in Mumbai on subjects such as environment, ecology, biology, conservation, sustainable development, watershed management and rural development. 1) Members have free access to library / Non-members can access for a fee. 2) Corporates can help in maintaining this vast collection as part of CSR (corporate social responsibility).|
|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 www.bnhsenvis.nic.in offers comprehensive databases in English, Hindi and Marathi on birds of India. ENVIS also sends out the free Buceros newsletter to its subscribers. Students / bird lovers / researchers / teachers / bureaucrats / policy makers / 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 give a glimpse into the natural heritage of India. 1)Groups and students can see and understand this collection after prior appointment with the Curator. 2) Corporates can help in maintaining this vast collection, which is a national treasure, as 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). BNHS has also published over 50 books and CDs/DVDs, which can be bought online or at Hornbill House or ordered by post. 1) Members and non-members can buy or gift the publications. 2) Corporates can gift publications (including Coffee Table books) to their clients / associates. 3) Corporates can place advertisements in the magazine and journals. 4) Corporates can also sponsor upcoming books.|
|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”. 2) Corporates can opt for funding / volunteering for any of the ongoing / upcoming research and conservation projects as part of CSR. (The ongoing research and conservation projects of BNHS include Vulture Conservation Breeding Centres (VCBCs) in Haryana, West Bengal and Assam; Tiger Cell in Nagpur (Maharashtra); Migratory Birds Study Centre in Point Calimere (Tamil Nadu); Migratory birds studies in Odisha, Himachal Pradesh and Manipur; Forest Owlet studies; Project Mangroves in Maharashtra and Gujarat; Project Elephant in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh; Project Giant Clam in Lakshadweep; Jerdon’s Courser Project in Andhra Pradesh and City Forest Initiative in Mumbai (Maharashtra); among others).|
|11.||BNHS also undertakes Ecological Assessment (study of flora and fauna of a region) and Habitat Restoration. Corporates can avail of these services to assess the biodiversity of their existing / new project sites and help in restoration / conservation.|
|12.||Conservation Education Centres (CECs) of BNHS in Mumbai and Delhi undertake myriad 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, Development of Green Corner in Office, Customized Workshops, Theme-based Workshops like Breakfast with Butterflies / Lunch with Lilies, Family Nature Outings and Teacher Training Workshops. 1) Individuals / students / teachers / families / groups / corporate staff can participate in any of these workshops. 2) Corporates can also support the education activities by way of Nature trail Adoption, Sponsoring workshops for school children, Sponsoring Teacher Training Workshops and Sponsoring Education Material.|
|13.||Important Bird Areas Programme is run by BNHS to study, identify, monitor and recommend conservation of crucial bird habitats across India, with the help of a network of NGOs, researchers and individuals. For the same BNHS has set up Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN). 1) Individuals / students / researchers / NGOs can associate with IBCN / IBA for volunteering, research and funding. 2) Corporates can support the IBCN / IBA programmes in their region of choice.|