The origin of the name of Society lies in
the Historic importance of the word. “Rajputana”,
the common designation to that portion of India which is known to be ‘the abode
of princes’ in the British India Era, is the corrupted word of Raethana came out from Rajwara (regal dwellings) now it is
Rajasthan. The largest state of the
History indicates that the land was once full of wildlife especially the lush green forests of Aravalli and the wetlands were abode of large number of waterbirds which are evident from the old photographs of Maharajas and old paintings of royals. With the pace of time, the human annexed the wild habitats and resulted into the loss of many species. The extinction of the big cat, i.e., tiger from one of its last habitats, Sariska is latest example of human impact. The reason may be anything but it is very true that the man has conquered the Earth and trying to conquer Nature. The time came when one must stop all such acts which are degrading and deteriorating our nature and environment. Revival of the Aranya Samskriti and concept of Prakriti Purush is the need of time. Along with these, protection and conservation of the remaining natural heritage is the immediate demand of time.
Rajputana Society of Natural History has aimed to fulfill the expectation of the place where tradition and royal glory meet in the riot of colors against the vast backdrop of sand and desert. Every village of the State has its own tales of valour and sacrifice for the sake of nature which depicts the historic importance of the Rajputana.
KEY AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The Society works in the field of Nature, Environment and Social Sciences. It cooperates and works together with governmental/ non-governmental organizations from our own country and/or abroad working in the above mentioned field. Broadly the aims and objectives of the Society are as following:
Research and Development along with systematic documentation and publications in the field of Conservation Biology, Environmental Sciences and Social Sciences;
Organizing mass awareness/ training programs and camps
Providing consultancy services such as watershed development, water harvesting and recharging application through natural solutions
Establishing institutes/ centres and running relevant educational/ training courses