Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)
The Bombay Natural History Society has played a crucial role in protecting India's wildlife. Started more than a century ago, the Society pioneered wildlife research in the subcontinent. This has helped save many species and habitats, for instance the restoration of the Great Indian Bustard populations.
The Society has been especially successful in establishing a scientific basis for conservation and sustainable development programmes. Its publications have stimulated public interest in wildlife and conservation. The experience and achievements of the society offer valuable lessons to other conservation organizations, especially those in developing countries.