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Salim Ali's birth anniversary: Pan-India bird count event to be observed on November 13

Salim Ali's birth anniversary: Pan-India bird count event to be observed on November 13

Dr Salim Ali was born on November 12, 1896 into a Sulaimani Bohra Muslim family of Bombay.

Loss of wetlands aggravated floods in J&K: BNHS

Terming the Jammu and Kashmir floods as an ecological disaster, the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) today said loss of wetlands, which act as a buffer for floods, aggravated the situation.

Thousands of birds, hundred of animals died in Maharashtra hailstorms: BNHS

Over 65,000 birds and hundreds of mammals were killed and many more injured during the hailstorms in Maharashtra between February and April this year, a report released here Tuesday said.

Two more vulture species under threat from veterinary painkiller diclofenac

A new study suggests that the veterinary painkiller diclofenac could be the reason behind the drastic decline in the number of vulture species such as Red-headed and Egyptian Vulture.

Vulture `safe zone` to come up in Bundelkhand

In order to protect critically-endangered vultures from being extinct, a Vulture Safe Zone (VSZ) would be created in Madhya Pradesh`s Bundelkhand, Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) officials said today.

15 bird species in India in list of critically endangered

The number of bird species listed as Critically Endangered (CE) has reached an all-time high as per the latest International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Birds for 2013.

Wildlife parts should not be used during social events: NGO

Trade in wildlife parts and the resultant poaching continues to be a major threat to the survival of several species of fauna in India and around the world, an NGO working for the conservation of nature said.

BNHS calls for human intervention to save endangered bird species

Citing the importance of human role in the preservation of wildlife, the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) has urged to conserve species, particularly the endangered ones, through research and people support.

Vultures in South Asia face imminent extinction

No vultures will be left in India and the rest of South Asia if no immediate steps are taken for their conservation, non-governmental organisations have warned.

Vulture conservation to boost up from 2014: BNHS

MoEF has set up three vulture breeding facilities at Rani, Guwahati (Assam), Pinjore (Haryana) and Buxa (West Bengal).

Online survey to record decline in sparrow population

The project called `Citizen Sparrow` is supported by a number of nature and conservation organizations across India.

BNHS successfully breeds 16 vultures in captivity

The Bombay Natural History Society
(BNHS) today said it has successfully bred for the first time
in captivity 16 vultures at its Vulture Conservation Breeding
Centre (VCBC) in Pinjore in Haryana.