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The Cochin Natural History Society is a non-profit making, non-political charitable institution registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955. This is a society of amateur naturalists who live in harmony with nature and seek to protect and to preserve the biodiversity and healthy natural environment. The mandate of the society is to undertake studies and documentation of biodiversity around us and to draw attention to the aesthetic, economic, scientific and conservation aspects.The society also intends to provide a platform to those who are concerned to come together and share, enlarge and correct our knowledge about Nature and its magnificence. Any person, who has a love, interest and commitment towards conservation of our biodiversity and natural history may become a member of the society*.

"You can know the names of a bird in all languages of the world,but when you are finished ,
You will know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird.....
So let`s look at the bird and see what it`s doing --that`s what counts.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something."

-Nobel Laureate Richard P Feynman(1918-1988)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wildlife week

Hi all,

Wildlife week celebrations organized by Forest Department was inaugurated on Sunday (3rd October 2010) by Mr.Benoy Viswom (Minister for Forest and Housing) at Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Cochin.

Mr.V.R. Krishna Iyer (Former judge of the Supreme Court), Dominic Presentation (MLA), Simon Britto (MLA), Trivedi Babu (CCF), B.S. Corrie (CCF) attended the function. The Minister also presented prizes to the winners of various competitions held by forest department. An exhibition on biodiversity also began at the sanctuary. It will be on till October 8.

CNHS members Dr.Dilip KG, Vishnu, Manoj, Basil Peter, Nelson & myself attended the function in which Mangrove tree saplings were distributed to various organizations. Representing CNHS, Basil Peter a hardcore Mangrove enthusiast received a sapling from the Minister. CNHS will be receiving 100 more Mangrove saplings from the Forest Department which is decided to be planted along the costal belt around Cochin.

Ginu George


  1. good report ginu. let us make this years' wildlife week celebration really meaningful by sincerely putting our efforts on the planting and preservation of the mangrove saplings received from the forest dept.

  2. Thanks for the pictures and the report Ginu. happy to note that CNHS has come out of its hybernation.Are we planning to plant the mangroves in Aby and Manoj's area?