Core team

Neha Singh

Founder

She conceptualized FORREST to conserve, to Inspire and to connect people back to nature. Her interest lies in Habitat ecology. A poet by nature with a touch of the wild.

Nivedita Kulkarni

Founder

Nivedita has been working freelance on Forest Managements projects since last 4 years. Trained in theatre and professional film making. She is also keen on documentation of traditional knowledge.

Prachi Pawar

Program Officer

Prachi has completed her Master’s in Biodiversity before assisting as Research assistant in ISRO-UoP project entitled “Identifying conservation priority areas in STR, Northern Western Ghats”. She has extensively worked on Ecological Assessment projects. Her research interest includes butterflies and their ecology.

S R Dhanush

technical head

Dhanush is a graduate in Electronics and Communication engineering. He has worked in robotics for two years. Following his interest in understanding and working in environmental conservation, he has joined FORREST. He is also a Yakshagana artist.

Manasi Bapat

GIS Expert

Manasi has a Master’s in Environmental Sciences and specialization in Remote Sensing and GIS. She has worked with Indian Institute of tropical Meterology (IITM) and Ground Water Survey and Development Agency (GSDA).

Nithish Kotian

Nursery coordinator

Nithish is a wildlife enthusiast and a photographer. He is also a theatre and Yakshagana professional.

Advisory Board

Sunil Limaye

APCCF, Wildlife east, Maharashtra Forest Department

Dr. Girish Jathar

Assistant Director, BNHS

Kiran Purandare

Director Nisargvedh

Mary D'Souza

Founder Aditi Learning Centre.

Associated Experts