Mayur Niranjan Kamath
An Engineer by academics and an industrialist by profession, he has devoted his entire life for wildlife. Right from college days, he has been working to save hundreds of wild animals through his tireless work. His dedication towards nature and wildlife conservation are par beyond imagination.
Over the years he skillfully managed to rescue and release thousands of snakes right from his college days in the city of Akola. His love for forests came from his frequent bunks and visits to Melghat Tiger Reserve in Amravati district where he was pursuing his degree in Polymers. Armed with a degree in Polymers he returned to join his family business of manufacturing and pursue his love for wildlife at the same time.
In 2003, Kamath along with his friend Pradip Dalvi were given the task of tracking Mumbai tiger, by the State forest department. With his self learnt skills of tracking animals that he harnessed at Melghat Tiger Reserve, Kamath and Dalvi managed to track the elusive tiger, eventually capturing it on film creating history as it was the first documentation of the wild cat on the landscape of Mumbai which had showed its presence after a span of 80 years.
In 2007, Kamath went on to win “Unearthed” a reality television series shot in South Africa. His film HOPE, shot at Shamwari Game Reserve won the prestigious Best Amateur filmmaker award. Shortlisted with six aspirants he was provided an extensive training to make wildlife films and documentaries by International broadcasting giant Discovery Networks. These six individuals were chosen from a wide range of 32,000 applications from all over the globe. The series went on air on Animal planet channel and his winning film Hope was aired and viewed in more than 30 countries around the world.
He is currently the Hon. Wildlife Warden for Mumbai suburban region catering to several wildlife issues of the city. He is also a member of the State Wildlife board for Maharashtra State.
Kiran Ravindra Shelar
Masters in Communication and Journalism
Armed with a degree in Communication Shelar has been on the forefront for developing the organization. Known as an outstanding orator his excellent communication skills and team building ways have helped the organization grow on a massive scale.
His passion for helping animals in distress, dedication in the field work stands apart.
Dr. Shiwani Dilip Tandel
A leading veterinarian based in Mumbai, she has been actively involved in treatment of rescued animals, birds and reptiles. With her own private practice, she shuffles her time for the wellbeing of animals in distress. An expert in avian medicine she travels around the globe to participate in workshops and deliver her experiences with avian medicine. Her field of specialization is XXXXXXX
Pradip Shivram Dalvi
Born in a tribal hamlet in Goregaon, a suburb of Mumbai, Pradip Dalvi has spent his entire childhood in farms and fields where his parents were into agriculture. With his life spent along Sanjay Gandhi national Park, he has horned skills of wildlife tracking as a tribal young lad in his childhood days. His connect with local tribals, and diversified knowledge of flora and fauna has been very beneficial to the organization for wildlife conservation.
An avid birder and his interest to know about macro species keeps him in the forest most of his spare time.
Durgesh Dattaram Pednekar
Durgesh Pednekar has been associated with rescue for a long period of time. Known in the area as a Snake man, he has rescued hundreds of snakes and birds till date.
He is an avid traveler, explorer working closely with members of the organization in field trips on several projects.
Shraddha is an IT professor based in Mumbai. She has been managing the social media for the organization. Being an animal lover she fosters many rescued animals and birds that require temporary shelter prior of being fit.