Established in 1883 at Mumbai
, Bombay Natural History Society is one of the biggest non-government organizations (NGO) in India, engaged in nature conservation research. It has also received many honourable awards. The main aim is conservation of India's natural wealth, preservation of the environment and sustainable use of natural resources for a balanced and healthy development of future generations. It houses the finest natural history collections of Asia. The library attached is one of the oldest and largest libraries on natural history in India. The society has a Conservation education center, display room and auditorium.