First such lecture was delivered by Pune’s Archana Godbole in Dec 2014 at Indore, on conservation of Western Ghats;
GUEST SPEAKER FOR 2ND LECTURE – Dr. Asad R. Rahmani
Asad R. Rahmani is the Former Director of the Bombay Natural History Society. He joined BNHS in 1980 and worked as Principal Scientist in various projects. In 1991, he joined the Department of Wildlife Science, Aligarh Muslim University, where he worked for six years. In 1997, he rejoined BNHS as Director and retired in July 2015. He has written more than 170 peer-reviewed research papers in national and international journals, 19 books, and numerous popular articles and book reviews. His principal research interest has been conservation of Indian bustards, storks and cranes, and many other threatened species, as well as grassland habitats. He was the Executive Editor of Journal of the BNHS, and Editor of Horn bill and Mist-net. He has been a Ph.D. guide to 10 students, and Principal Investigator of many prestigious projects of the BNHS, including the Important Bird Areas (IBA) Programme of Bird Life International, RSPB, and BNHS.