Monday, 21st of January 2019

Leadership Course in Biodiversity Conservation (Lead Bio) 2018–19


Conducted by BNHS Conservation Education Centre (CEC), Mumbai

(Admission date extended to 25 May 2018)


BNHS CEC is happy to announce the admissions for ‘Leadership Course in Biodiversity Conservation’ (Lead Bio) for the year 2018–19. The course includes inaugural and wrap-up camps, field visits around Mumbai and field camps to various wildlife habitats across India.


What is Lead Bio and what are its benefits?

  • An online hybrid course
  • Duration is 11 months (June 2018 to April 2019)
  • Includes study material, field visits, field camps with subject experts and two indoor sessions
  • Project work
  • Certificate from BNHS after successful completion


Who can enroll?

  • Anyone with an interest in the biodiversity of India
  • Basic qualification is Class 10 (any board)


What are the course deliverables?

The course includes field and online assignments. Given here is a detailed break-up of the course deliverables:

  • Chapters: Every month, one chapter written by BNHS experts is sent online to participants. Chapters cover topics like biodiversity, ecology, plants, insects, marine life, amphibians, birds, mammals, conservation issues and sustainable development, environmental laws and environmental impact assessment.
  • Online research: To learn in greater detail about India’s biodiversity and its conservation issues, participants are expected to refer to scientific papers, articles, news, discussions, films etc. available online and submit abstracts of the same in the monthly assignment submission document.
  • Field visits and reports: A total of six half-day field visits will be conducted to various wildlife habitats near Mumbai during the course duration, out of which four are compulsory. A brief report on each field visit must be submitted. Participants staying away from Mumbai (in other parts of Maharashtra or in other states) can instead visit a similar habitat near their location, on their own.
  • Field camps and reports: In the course duration, one inaugural session, one wrap-up session and three field camps will be organised. Field camps are conducted in various habitats across India. Participants are required to attend two field camps and the inaugural session. A camp report must be submitted after each camp.
  • Project Work: This is an integral part of the course and involves submitting a project report every month. Every project will focus on a theme and the report will be based on the relevant observations/study in one’s chosen locality. The final project report and the presentation at the end of the year will be an amalgamation of the monthly reports and a practical action plan for one’s locality.


What is the course fee?

The course fee is Rs. 12,000/-, which includes BNHS expertise and refreshments in the inaugural and wrap-up camps. The field camps at other locations are charged separately. BNHS members and students can avail 10% discount on the course fee only.


How to Register?

Interested individuals can email BNHS at ‘This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ’’ for the registration form and payment details. Last date for registration is 25 May 2018 (Limited seats available). For further details, please call on 022-22821811 or 9594953425 between 9.30 a.m and 5.30 p.m.