Tuesday, 6th of December 2016

Awards

 2014:

*BNHS received the HT for Mumbai Award 2014 in the organization category.

*Vulture Safe Zone initiated in Madhya Pradesh with Rio Tinto


 2013:

*Nagpur (Raj Bhavan) Education Centre set up

*Kirloskar Vasundhara Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr Asad Rahmani

*Member of Honour Award, by BirdLife International to Dr Asad Rahmani, Director


2012: BNHS – the nodal organization for global NGO Alliance of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at COP-11 


2008: BNHS completes 125 years 


 2007: Project Mangrove launched 


 2005: Conservation Education Centre set up in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in Delhi


 2004: Satpuda Landscape Tiger Programme launched


2003: Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Conservation Award (Institution Category) to BNHS.


1999: Important Bird Areas (IBA) programme launched


1998: EIA study of Dabhol Hazira gas pipeline project for AIC Watson Company 


1997:

*Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar to Mr J C Daniel (former director) by GOI

*Study on Ecology of Indian Grasslands in collaboration with USFWS and Aligadh Muslim University 


1996: ENVIS Centre established in BNHS by GOI


1995: Ecological assessment of proposed mining near Radhanagari Sanctuary in Maharashtra for INDAL


1994: Study of the birds of Sriharikota in association with ISRO


1993:

*BNHS played important role in getting extending Phansad Sanctuary in Maharashtra for Giant Squirrel

*Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) cell established in BNHS

*Rediscovery of Sálim Ali’s Fruit Bat in Tamil Nadu

*Study of butterfly species in SGNP 


1990: Global 500 Award to BNHS by UNEP for its environmental achievement 


1988: Rollapadu in Andhra Pradesh was declared a sanctuary for Great India Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps based on BNHS recommendation under its Endangered Species Project.


1987: Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar to BNHS for outstanding achievement in the field of nature conservation (BNHS was the first recipient of this award) 


1986: Rediscovery of rare Jerdon’s Courser in Andhra Pradesh  


1985: Nannaj was included in the Great India Bustard Sanctuary, Maharashtra based on BNHS recommendation 


1984: BNHS played important role in getting Madhmeshwar in Maharashtra declared a sanctuary for migratory birds 


1983:

*BNHS completes 100 years

*Government of Maharashtra donated 33 acres of land near Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) - Goregaon side - to BNHS to established the Conservation Education Centre (CEC) 


1982-88: Ecological study of bird hazard at Indian airports in association with the Ministry of Defense, GOI 


1980: Ecological studies in Keoladeo Ghana Sanctuary (Rajasthan) and Point Calimere Sanctuary (Tamil Nadu) in association with US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)


1976: Dr Sálim Ali – former BNHS president – awarded Padma Vibhushan by GOI 


1972: BNHS does a study on Gir Lion in association with Smithsonian Institute, Yale University and Government of Gujarat 


1971: BNHS played important role in getting Silent Valley in Kerala declared a sanctuary for Nilgiri Tahr stopped construction of Dam


1965: Permanent housing for Society’s collection and office construction of Hornbill House completed with GOI grant – BNHS shifts office to Hornbill House


1958: Dr Sálim Ali – former BNHS president – awarded Padma Bhushan by Government of India (GOI) 


1957: Post-graduate department affiliated to Mumbai University established 


1951: BNHS closely involved in developing Bombay Wild Animal and Wild Bird Protection Act 1951, which later became the basis of Wildlife Protection Act 1972 


1933: Former BNHS curator Mr S H Prater presented paper on “Problems of Wildlife Protection in India” at Golden Jubilee celebration.


1929-30: Vernay Scientific Survey of Eastern Ghats


1927: Sálim Ali joins BNHS. 


1911-1923: Mammal Survey of India


1886: BNHS Journal started to publish 


1883: BNHS established by 8 naturalists (6 British and 2 Indians) to study the natural history of the subcontinent