Nilgiri Natural History Society endeavors to redefine life, nature and humanity through an ecologically sound and socially responsible value system. It aims to permeate manifestations of actions and thought processes across all walks of life. Inspiration and imagination are core to the Nilgiri Natural History Society.

The Society was started in 2010 by inspired individuals who have been working in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and who are part of Keystone Foundation. Ecologically sensitive societies are possible and the NBR is a region that has several examples of this. The NNHS endeavours to highlight these examples while learning from them.

Nilgiri Natural History Society functions from the Bee Museum at Ooty, the Nilgiris and is open to membership from individuals or institutions.