Mumbai scientist gets new lizard species named after him

Varad B Giri, senior scientist at the Bombay Natural History Society has been honoured with a new species of gecko, named after him, which he discovered last year from the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.

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.

UN to study ramifications of sand mining

Sand mining, a major environmental concern, will soon get international attention after it was included in the list of the new and emerging issues by the United Nations, an activist said here Wednesday.

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.

Mumbai ornithologist receives Member of Honour award

Renowned ornithologist and director of Bombay Natural History Society Asad Rahmani has been conferred with the prestigious Member of Honour Award of the BirdLife International.

Extinct lizard rediscovered after 135 years

Geckoella Jeyporensis or Jeypore ground gecko, an enigmatic lizard from the Eastern Ghats which was considered extinct, has been rediscovered after 135 years.

Mumbai NGO picked for Fulbright alumni programme

A project by a top environmental NGO is among the two from India selected by the US-based Fulbright Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund through a global competition.

Online survey for house sparrows

The BNHS is focusing on Uttar Pradesh where people in a very small number have registered their entries on the site so far.