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Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON)

  • The necessity for the study and conservation of birds in particular, and wildlife and biodiversity in general, prompted the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India to establish the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology & Natural History as a public - NGO partnership between the MoEF, and the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) under the Centre of Excellence Scheme vide MoEF letter No 1(2)/BNHS/87-CSC dated 1/11/1988.
  • The Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology & Natural History (SACON) is a Society registered in 1990 under the Societies registration Act, with the object of establishing and developing a Centre of Excellence to assist, institute, conduct and promote scientific research in ornithology, and of species, habitats and ecosystems with and within which avifauna coexist, and developing scientific solutions to species, habitat and landscape conservation problems that are sensitive to the socio-economic realities and aspirations of the people.
  • SACON commenced functioning in 1992, and is situated at Anaikatty, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
  • The President of the SACON Society is the Hon'ble Minister for Environment and Forests, GOI

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