SACON, established under the name of renowned ornithologist and natural historian, Dr. Sálim Ali, has been conducting Sálim Ali Memorial Lecture to commemorate his birth anniversary since 1998. Creator of an environment for Conservation in India, he was instrumental in setting up reserves and parks and awakening the conscience of the society towards conservation. The memorial lecture is one of the activities of the Centre that aims in spreading the message of conservation among people of all walks of life. Eminent invited speakers deliver lectures on environment, conservation, sustainability and other aspects related to nature conservation. This programme is held in the month of November every year.