Did You Know ?

Did You Know?


(Collected from Limca Book of Records by Prashant Mahajan, CEC, BNHS)
  • State with most forest area: Madhya Pradesh has 1,55,414 sq.km of forest land
  • State with least forest area: Goa has less than 1,053 sq.km. under forest.
  • State with maximum per capita forest area of 8.15 hectares.
  • Union Territory with highest percentage of forest area: Andaman and Nicobar Islands have the highest percentage of forest area to geographical area.
  • Union Territory with the minimum per capita forests area: The Union Territory of Delhi has the minimum per capita forest area of just 0.0006 hectares.
  • Thickest forests: The thickest forests in the country are the Miao forest in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh and the Jirkantang and Kolamtala forests in the South Andamans.

    Why save threatened species?
    (parveen khan" )

    Some people ask "Why save threatened species? What makes a relatively few animals and plants so special that a great deal of effort and money should be expended to preserve them?"

    Many times Indian Parliament addressed these questions, and our government states that endangered and threatened species of birds, mammals and other biodiversity are of aesthetic, ecological, educational, historical, recreational, and scientific value to the Nation and its people. This statement summarize a number of convincing arguments advanced by scientists, conservationists, and others who are greatly concerned by the disappearance of wildlife.

    From scientific observation, we know that each species occupies a special niche, playing a unique role in its ecosystem. Loss of one species can produce a chain reaction affecting all the other organisms which the species feeds on, those which prey on it, or with which it interacts in other ways.

    The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) has for over a century pioneered efforts to conserve India's natural wealth. Today it is the largest NGO in the Indian sub-continent engaged in the conservation of nature and natural resources, education and research in natural history, with members in over 30 countries.

    One of the primary ways in which we raise resources for our projects to save threatened and common species is by marketing greeting cards, wall and desk calendar, to the corporate sector and Educational Institutes. We also produce customized calendars for our clients. We have made special calendars and cards for many agencies such as Colorchem, Goodlass Nerolac, Corporation Bank, SBI, IDBI, Blue Star etc.

    You can make vital difference to save the threatened and common which are becoming uncommon such as Vultures by supporting the BNHS. You can do this by using our environment friendly cards/calendars and other products.

    This is the time to book calendars/cards on a special price.

    Contact me on the following address:
    Ms. Parveen Z. Khan
    Marketing Executive
    Marketing and Products Department

    Bombay Natural History Society
    Hornbill House
    Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road
    Mumbai-400 023, INDIA

    Fax: +91-22-2837615
    Tel: +91-2025481/82
    E-mail: parveen_kh@rediffmail.com

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