National Consultants

Mr. Suhas Kumar

He retired on 31.12.2015 as Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Member Environment & Forest, Narmada Valley Development Authority. He joined the Indian Forest Service in 1980 and worked more than 31 years in Indian Forest Service. He holds a doctorate in Ecology and Environment. He underwent the US FWS – WII Fellowship Training on Several Protected Areas Managed by US National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, US Army Corp. of Engineers, and Bureau of Land Management. He has numerous publications and scientific papers to his credit. During his tenure with the Department, he worked on Wildlife Management, Ecotourism Planning, Participatory Forest Management, Interpretation & Conservation Education, Management Planning for Protected Areas and Wildlife Rescue, Forensic and Health. He was instrumental in bringing in and initiated the idea for creating a state board for Biodiversity Conservation. He Spearheaded establishment of vulture breeding centre in the Madhya Pradesh

Dr. R.K. Pandey

Dr. Pandey is associated with State Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur, M.P. and has 32 years of experience in various post of Government of Madhya Pradesh Forest Department and completed various sponsored projects as Team Leader/Principal Investigator. He is a Senior Scientist (SE) and Head of Forest Ecology & Environment and Biodiversity and Medicinal Plant Divisions. He holds Additional charge of Head Biodiversity and Medicinal plant division. He has conducted projects on forest resources, inventory of biodiversity of forests including Biosphere Reserves (Pachmarhi, AchanakmarAmarkantak and Tapti) of Madhya Pradesh.

Mr. Ajay Pillarisett

He joined the Maharashtra Forest Division as Range Officer in 1977 and retired from service as Divisional Forest Officer in 2013. During his tenure with the department, his major postings were in Wildlife wing. He has been posted in Tiger Reserves like Melghat, Tadoba Andhari and Pench. He also served in Nasik Wildlife Division and Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary. He was awarded medal for his service in Melghat Tiger Reserve in 1993 and ‘Kailash Sankhla Wildlife Fellowship’ in 1998.

Mr. Avinish Chauhan

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Freelancer, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He specializes in life size sculptors, Graphic Designing and other Design Services (Designing of Conservation Parks, Science Cities, Interactive Communication Media in Conservation Education, Interpretation Centres and Nature Trails

Mr. Vikramdhar Diwan

He is a Masters in Economics and also holds LLB. He worked for five years SML Tiger Conservation Project Camp Office, Amarkantak during his tenure with WWF-India, He has eight years of teaching experience at DKP, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Kota (Bilaspur) and has worked for three years in a reputed NGO – Gramin Seva Sansthan