Posted: 06.05.2017
 
Bombay Natural History Society BNHS CEC launches Certificate course in Butterfly Studies The all new course is all about butterflies Mumbai: 5th May: We all are fascinated about these colourful fluttering beings. We see them everywhere around in our backyard, in gardens and even on mud. But do we really know much about them? Here is your chance to understand everything about butterflies. BNHS Conservation...
Posted: 04.05.2017
 
Bombay Natural History Society Greetings from BNHS! The Conservation Education Centre of BNHS in Mumbai offers multiple courses on conservation and other studies related to environment. The 'Leadership Course in Biodiversity Conservation' is set to begin shortly with the registration closing on 15th May 2017. Below are the details of this course for your kind perusal. We hope for wide coverage in your esteemed...
Posted: 26.04.2017
 
Bombay Natural History Society BNHS has organised a nature camp to the Agumbe Nature Reserve to explore the rainforest of the Western Ghats. Agumbe Reserve Forest Agumbe is aptly called the Cherrapunjee of south India, as it receives an average rainfall of 7000 - 8000 mm annually. Situated amidst the rainforest of the Western Ghats it is a Biodiversity Hotspot, which is home to a plethora of endemics. Agumbe is...
Posted: 09.04.2017
 
Bombay Natural History Society Summer bird count to be held for a week Mumbai: 7th April: After successfully completing bird counts in monsoon and winter season, BNHS now announces the third common bird count for summer season under the initiative Common Bird Monitoring Programme. BNHS invites bird watchers, NGOs, ornithologists, and nature lovers to participate in this count spread over a week starting 9th...
Posted: 05.04.2017
 
Bombay Natural History Society Ladakh - Roof Of The World Ladakh is bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram. The amazing landscape is nature’s own sculpture by wind and water over millennia. Embark on this land safari to explore Ladakh’s wilderness with BNHS. During the camp we will journey through this vast landscape exploring the wilderness of the...
Posted: 15.03.2017
 
Bombay Natural History Society BNHS CEC launches Certificate Course in Butterfly Studies Presenting an opportunity to learn about these winged beauties Mumbai: 15th March: We all have chased these fluttering tiny colorful insects in our backyard, gardens and everywhere around us. But, ever wondered how to identify butterflies, their classification, their lifecycle and other details? BNHS CEC announces all new...
Posted: 02.01.2017
 
Bombay Natural History Society NATIONAL CAMPS 2017 January Golden Triangle - Ranthambore, Keoladeo,Chambal Great Rann of Kutch February Sunderbans Marine Camp at Lakshadweep Batch I March Marine Camp at Lakshadweep Batch II Wild Assam - Gibbon Sanctuary, Kaziranga, Nameri National Park April Great Himalayan National Park May Agumbe Reserve Forest Corbett National Park and Nainital (Sattal & Pangot) Tadoba...
Posted: 16.12.2016
 
Bombay Natural History Society Welcome this new year with birding with BNHS! BNHS has organised a camp to explore the lesser visited birding paradise Greater Rann of Kutch in January 2017. Greater Rann of Kutch in January 2017 Bird watching in the arid regions of western India is indeed a delightful experience, being home to a plethora of rare and endangered birds, one such place in particular is the Greater...
Posted: 10.11.2016
 
Bombay Natural History Society 2016.11.13 BNHS Sálim Ali Bird Count 01 brahminy starling by Nandkishor Dudhe 2016.11.13 BNHS Sálim Ali Bird Count 02 White-throated Kingfisher photo by Nandkishor Dudhe 2016.11.13 BNHS Sálim Ali Bird Count 03 At Bharatpur 2016.11.13 BNHS Sálim Ali Bird Count 04 Dear Sir / Madam, BNHS revived the Sálim Ali Bird Count last year to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Bird...
Posted: 02.11.2016
 
Bombay Natural History Society Dear Sir / Madam, BNHS announces the bi-monthly programmes for November - December 2016. Below are the details for your kind perusal. Kindly let me know if you need any more details. BI-MONTHLY PROGRAMMES November - December, 2016 NATIONAL CAMPS 2016 November: Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary and Marine National Park December: Wild Rajasthan / Leopard Country - Bera and Mount Abu 2017...
Posted: 18.10.2016
By Dr. Pankaj Jain
Introduction This chapter is about the perspectives towards nonhuman animals that are exemplified by Swadhyayis - Swadhyaya practitioners - in the Indian state of Gujarat. The Swadhyaya movement arose in the mid-twentieth century in India as a new religious movement, led by its founder, late Pandurang Shastri Athavale (1920–2003). In my research, I have discovered that there is no category of...
Posted: 21.09.2016
 
Bombay Natural History Society BNHS completed 133 years of conserving nature on the 15th of September this year. A function to mark this occasion was organised for members yesterday, 19th September at the Coomaraswamy Hall in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay. The Director of BNHS Dr Deepak Apte announced the initiation of a community conservancy in the Mishmi Hills of Arunachal Pradesh. Mumbai:...
Posted: 30.05.2016
By Prof. Dr. Natasha Myers
Introduction 'If you are here to talk to me about "plant feeling", you can leave now. I will not speak to you'. This was not the response I expected. The scientist sitting across from me slid her chair back and lowered her voice. The atmosphere chilled. My presence was suddenly suspect. How to proceed? How to salvage this interview? I figured I had to stick it out. I ought to stay with the trouble. Of course I...
Posted: 11.03.2016
 
Bombay Natural History Society Greetings from the BNHS Communications Team! Below are the details of bi-monthly programmes organised by BNHS for March and April 2016. Kindly go through. We hope for wide coverage in your esteemed publication. LOCAL CAMPS July, 2015 AMBOLI - LAND OF THE FLYING FROG Nestled at the crest of the Western Ghats at a height of above 2,000 feet, Amboli is the last hill station in...
Posted: 23.02.2016
By Dr. Pankaj Jain
From Rural Sustainability to Refugee Crisis to Beef Consumption and Vice Versa Dr. Pankaj Jain Assistant Professor at University of North Texas In many parts of the world, villagers are departing from ecologically degraded rural environments for overcrowded urban centers, leaving rural ecosystems vulnerable to further exploitation and degradation. Local NGO's have addressed these conditions, with strategies...
Posted: 04.09.2015
 
Odisha Sun Times Bangalore, Sep 4: Jain Irrigation Systems Limited Wednesday unveiled its integrated solar powered micro irrigation system for small farmers at the World Water Week 2014 being held in Stockholm, Sweden. “As our solar powered micro irrigation system ensures power and water supply to small farms, it will be a boon to our farmers with small land holdings across the country and their counterparts...
Posted: 03.08.2015
 
Bombay Natural History Society Dr Deepak Apte is the new Director of BNHS Brings with him vast experience of research and conservation across geographies Mumbai: 1st August: Dr Deepak Apte has been appointed as the new Director of BNHS-India, which is one of the oldest NGOs in South Asia, engaged in the areas of wildlife research, conservation and nature education since 1883. The announcement was made yesterday...
Posted: 28.07.2015
 
Bombay Natural History Society BNHS hosted the 'Wildlife Warrior Awards' organised by Saevus and Hem Chand Mahindra Wildlife Foundation on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 6.00 p.m. An initiative to recognise and honor the efforts of the forest officials and guards, this year the awards aimed at rewarding the green heroes from few of the lesser known sanctuaries in India. Saevus-HCMWF Wildlife Warrior Awards 2015...
Posted: 04.07.2015
By Dr. Pankaj Jain
Establishing nonviolence as the central principle in our relationship with nature is the key to an effective and lasting environmental movement For observant Hindus, Jains and Buddhists, hurting or harming another being damages one's karma and obstructs advancement toward moksha, liberation. Mahavira, the last great teacher of Jainism, even proclaimed that ahimsa, nonviolence, is the greatest dharma. In modern...
Posted: 30.05.2015
By Dr. Even Berry
Some Basic Findings from Rio+20 Abstract This paper presents basic empirical research about the role of religion and religious actors in the global politics of sustainability. Drawing on insights from three overlapping fields of study - environmental politics, religious transnationalism, and religion and ecology - this study analyzes data gathered through ethnographic interviews with representatives of...
Posted: 19.03.2015
 
Bombay Natural History Society Conservationists honoured with Sálim Ali Awards for Nature Conservation BNHS recognizes the work of green stalwarts from global to local level Mumbai: 18 March: Conservation of nature is of paramount importance for the survival of mankind. At the same time it is also important to recognize and honour the tireless work that is being done by thousands of individuals and groups in...
Posted: 17.06.2014
 
econewsnetwork Periodically, Eco News Network features eco essays written by individuals with the environment close to their heart. The opinions expressed in these essays are those of the writers. Here, Dr. Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison of Dancing Star Foundation share their thoughts about the love of birds and what they call a “new nature” that better serves the purpose of symbiosis on...
Posted: 02.04.2013
 
India is facing one of the worst drought in 40 years. Summer has just begun and there is already an acute shortage of water in the interiors. Place a pot full of water on your roof or hang some pots on trees.
Posted: 08.01.2013
By Dr. Michael Tobias
Forbes Magazine Dr. Tarun Chhabra © M. C. Tobias Environmentalism is, by definition, given to skepticism, dismay, political cynicism and the seemingly endless endeavors to guide human nature along a path more sustainable than that currently on display worldwide. Yet, in India, the second most populated nation on earth, with her inordinate share of ecological turmoil and over 1.241 billion people, there exists...
Posted: 30.11.2011
 
About: In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about the role religious communities can play in environmentalism. Does nature worship inspire Hindus to act in an...
Posted: 26.07.2011
By Dr. Christopher Key Chapple
The Living Cosmos of Jainism: A Traditional Science Grounded in Environmental Ethics In the Aristotelian system of defining life, animals are grouped into genus and species. According to Aristotle, “Of animals, some resemble one another in all their parts, while others have parts wherein they differ... By ‘genus’ I mean, for instance, Bird or Fish; for each of these is subject to...
Posted: 12.07.2011
By Dr. Christopher Key Chapple
Conference JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE MARCH 24-26, 2011 YALE UNIVERSITY New Haven, Connecticut, USA Sponsored by: The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies Peabody Museum of Natural History Jainism, Life, and Environmental Ethics For the Jain tradition, the term used to describe the soul is jiva, a term derived from the...
Posted: 13.01.2010
By Dr. Pooja Sharma
Stride of mankind from Ape Age to the present advance modern age is not a miracle, which took place in few seconds. Man being a extraordinary component of environment made this possible by implying his intellect, power and vigor. In his beautiful journey of development, nature proved to be the true companion right from the very beginning of his journey. It revealed itself gradually to the man while he was...
Posted: 23.12.2009
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
Importance of Water Water is a source of life of every living organism. Without water living beings cannot survive their lives. There is 60% water in human gross body. It is a natural resource that sustains our environments and supports livelihood. Water is the blue gold, and that future wars will be fought for water. So, not a single drop of water received from rain should be allowed to escape into the sea...
Posted: 21.12.2009
 
The offical site of Copenhagen Climat Summit After Copenhagen In Copenhagen, leaders didn't make history - but the world's people did. A year of unprecedented action on climate change reached unimagined heights in the last two weeks: thousands upon thousands of vigils, rallies, and protests; floods of phone calls and messages sent; millions of petition signatures - all calling for the fair, ambitious, and...
Posted: 09.12.2009
 
on the occasion of Copenhagen Climate Summit by Free Range Studios Two years after launching the viral phenomenon Story of Stuff, we're back with a sequel: The Story of Cap & Trade. This is no tepid knock-off -- it's a controversial, hilarious critique of the leading "solution" to climate change. or Watch it interactively (+FAQs): Story of CAP & TRADE In this 10-minute, fact-filled animation, Annie...
Posted: 18.06.2009
 
24 October 2009 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION 350.org - In every corner of the globe... video by free range studios It's often said that the only thing preventing us from tackling the climate crisis quickly and equitably is a lack of political will. Well, the only thing that can create that political will is a unified global movement--and no one is going to build that movement for us. It's up to regular...
Posted: 30.01.2008
By Navin Shamji Dedhia
Jaina Convention Federation of Jain Associations In North America Jainism & Ecology Navin Shamji Dedhia navindedhia@hotmail.com Navin S. Dedhia is a former President of the Jain Center of Northern Californiain Milpitas. He resides at 5080 Bougainvillea Drive, San Jose, California 95111 Summary: Jainism and ecology are both related. Environment conservation and preservation are part of the Jain religion...
Posted: 10.01.2008
By Aidan Rankin
JVB London - Souvenir 2007 on Ahimsa Non-violence Non-Violence Of The Mind When the Green Party first broke the political mould in Germany two decades ago, its slogan was 'neither left nor right, but in front'. In other words, the protection of the environment involves radical activism and a change of values. But equally, it requires the revival of an instinct to conserve - be it familiar and cherished...
Posted: 05.01.2008
By Yuvacharya Mahashraman
JVB London - Souvenir 2007 on Ahimsa Non-violence Ecology & Non-Violence The substances, soul and matter are two components of the world. Matter is as important as the soul in maintaining the world. The Jain scriptures not only insist on non-killing of sentient beings but also prescribe restraints on using matter. In Agams, this is called Ajivikaya-Samjame. Limitless exploitation of natural resources is...
Posted: 31.12.2007
By Dr. Pooja Sharma
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY INTRODUCTION Stride of mankind from Ape Age to the present advance modern age is not a miracle, which took place in few seconds. Man being an extraordinary component of environment made this possible by implying his intellect, power and vigour. In his beautiful journey of development, nature proved to be the true companion right from the very beginning of his journey. It revealed...
Posted: 19.07.2005
 
The global transition has begun - a planetary society will take shape over the coming decades. But its outcome is in question. Current trends set the direction of departure for the journey, not its destination. Depending on how environmental and social conflicts are resolved, global development can branch into dramatically different pathways. On the dark side, it is all too easy to envision a dismal future of...

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