Sustainable development in harmony with nature is the need of the hour. Conservation of natural resources at all levels is the key. BNHS feels that every individual, organization and company can and should take up the cause of nature conservation and sustainable growth in their own capacity. Every such action will have short-term and long-term positive effects. Towards this end, BNHS has been partnering with a range of organizations from different backgrounds.
BNHS has been conducting biodiversity assessment and eco-restoration activities with various corporates, government agencies and NGOs from India and abroad including Welspun Maxsteel; Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL); Tata Power; Tata Steel; Tata Motors; Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL); ONGC; ICICI Bank; City Bank; Union Bank; Mahindra; RPS Energy; Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM); Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), state Minor Irrigation Departments, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Pench Tiger Reserve and Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra Forest Department; Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh Forest Department; Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India; Marine National Park Trust, Gujarat; Vasant Sheth Foundation; Whitley Fund for Nature; Darwin Initiative; LEAD International; Born Free Foundation; International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany; Share and Care Foundation and Van Neste Foundation.
In order to channelize the conservation work, BNHS has over the years initiated various funds for supporting important local conservation initiatives. All donations are exempted from Income Tax under Section 80 G. The various funds initiated are as follows:
· City Forest Fund: Set up to protect the biodiversity of Sanjay Gandhi National Park
· Sálim Ali Nature Conservation Fund (SANCF) Fund: Set up to finance small individual conservation initiatives by young researchers - More than 50 field studies have been supported so far
· Forest Guard Fund: Set up to support guards working on the field to protect our forests
· Conservation Fund: General fund set up to meet BNHS conservation goals and objectives