Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board Members

Vilas Bardekar
Chairman – Dr. Vilas Bardekar, IFS

Name : Dr. Vilas Suryabhan Bardekar, Retd. IFS (1984 Batch)

Date of Birth : 11/02/1955

Telephone : 09673330059

E-mail : / Office e-mail:

Educational Qualifications : B.Sc (Biology), M.Sc (Zoology), LLB, M.Sc (Forestry), Ph.D in Zoology.

Ph.D Subject : “Observation of Biodiversity and Systematics of Butterflies of Chandrapur”

Book Published : Published a book named “POKHILA” based on the first hand personal experience of getting abducted at the hands of Bodo Militants on Arunachal Pradesh border

Vikas Kharge Sec (Forests)
Mr. Vikas Kharge,  Secretary (Forest) Revenue & Forest Department- Ex-Officio Member


Mr. Rajgopal Devra, Secretary, Tribal Development Department, Mantralaya – Ex-Officio Member


Mr. A.L. Jarhad, Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Mantralaya – Ex-Officio Member
Shree Bhagwan
Mr. Shree Bhagwan, PCCF (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden, Maharashtra State, Nagpur – EX-OFFICIO MEMBER
Dr. Vinay Deshmukh-Member
Dr. Adhikrao Jadhav-Member
Dr. Arti Shanware – Member


Dr. Jayant Wadatkar – Member
Dr. Ankur Patwardhan-Member
Vinay Kumar Sinha
Dr. Vinay Kumar Sinha, Member Secretary and Principal Chief Conservator of Forest