Noted naturalist Zafar Futehally passes away
India’s one of the best known naturalists and ornithologists Zafar Futehally (93) passed away.
- 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.