Panel of Experts / Members

Stalin D :

Stalin is an environmentalist affiliated with the Mumbai based environmental NGO – Vanashakti. His passion for environmental protection and conservation has resulted in many successes, including:

  • Campaigning to keep wildlife corridors in the western ghats from falling prey to destruction due to mining
  • Securing protection for wetlands in Maharsahtra
  • Protecting mangroves in the Thane creek and Sewri
  • Saving over 3000 trees from getting cut for a road widening project in Wada

Stalin has, to date, filed over 15 Public interest litigations (PILs) to save the environment, forests, rivers and wetlands. He continuos to dedicate endless hours to protect the environment.
Stalin holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Mumbai University and a post graduate degree in Management

Rama Bishnoi :

Rama Bishnoi is an independant management consultant, Greenie Champion for Mother nature in all her versions- birds, trees, plants, insects, water bodies, mountains – and would like everyone , especially young children to fall in love with nature. She loves all things outdoor – running, cycling, trekking, stargazing. Rama is passionate about reading, music and drama. She volunteers with Akanksha the NGO, teaching singing, drama and nature studies to underprivileged kids

Renee Vyas :

Renee Vyas is a practising naturalist and her main areas of interest are plants, insects and birds. She is also involved in several programmes conducted to raise awareness among people from all walks of life. Her tree appreciation walks, which she has been conducting for several years, are extremely popular and a journey of discovery. Students, professionals, homemakers, senior citizens – all enjoy her ‘tree walks’ while learning about trees and the natural world.

Renee has spear-headed and supported various plantation programmes and her diligence for scientific plantation methods show up as over 99% survival rate of saplings she has planted or adopted

Anand Pendharkar (Wildlife Biologist and Educator) 

Founder of SPROUTS Environment Trust and an ecologist, Anand cares about the environment in its entity. He is a music buff, an ardent foodie and passionate about travel and photography. He is the President of SPROUTS which is an outdoors, adventure sports and wildlife organization and has founded SPROUTS Environment Trust with the aim of bringing awareness about the environment to children and youth from low-income communities

Lovleen Misra :

Lovleen Misra has been an actress, TV writer and story teller. She is most remembered for her role as Chhutki in India’s first soap opera HUM LOG. Above all, she is a great lover of trees and a closet environmentalist

Priya Mishra : Priya graduated from the School of Planning in Architecture, New Delhi in 1993. She has partnered with various private architectural firms before taking a break to raise her family. She is proud to be a Mumbaikar and a regular walker in Aarey. Priya has been an active supporter of the ‘Save Aarey’ movement since November 2014 and is one of our most active campaigners at Aarey Conservation Group