Noted naturalist Zafar Futehally passes away

India’s one of the best known naturalists and ornithologists Zafar Futehally (93) passed away.
Zafar Futehally:

  • Born in Andheri, Mumbai in 1920.
  • He led the conservation movement in India serving as a link between conservationists and corporates.
  • He also founded Newsletter for Birdwatchers a periodical that helped birdwatchers around India to communicate their observations. It was a vital publication and served to document observations at a time when there was no digital documentation and there were few scientific studies on wildlife in the country.
  • Mr. Futehally was associated for 60 years with the Bombay Natural History Society of which he was honorary secretary for 16 years till the 1970s.



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