Over 30 countries, which have joined BNHS as its active members are working with the primary principle of conservation, rooted in scientific research. Dr. Salim Ali, the renowned Ornithologist and Naturalist, fostered the tradition that became the guiding principle of the society. BNHS has its headquarters in the Hornbill House, which was specially constructed in South Mumbai. Being a society, BNHS bankrolls studies in Indian wildlife and conservation.
What’s more, it publishes a four-monthly journal called ‘The Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society’ and ‘Hornbill’, a quarterly magazine. The logo of Bombay Natural History Society has been enthused with William, a hornbill that lived in the grounds of the society during its early years. It has been over a century, rare specimens are still being donated to the society from nature lovers across the world.
Here, one can see replicas and rare specimens of vertebrates, insects, beetles, butterflies and embalmed reptiles. A temporary membership of the society is available, which enables one to know more about society’s activities in the sphere of nature conservation. With this, one can even access the library and attend the weekly lectures. Bombay Natural History Society is not open to public, so interested ones are required to take prior permission for admittance.