Gujarat Ecological Education and Research ( GEER ) Foundation

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Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation

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Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation is an autonomous body, set up in 1982 by the Forests & Environment Department, Government of Gujarat. The Foundation has been registered as a Society under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860, and as a Public Trust under the Bombay Public Trust Act of 1950.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Governors chaired by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat.

  • To generate love for & promote knowledge of ecology, ecosystems, environment and natural history among children, youth and common public.

  • To initiate and facilitate scientific researches & studies for conservation of natural resources and to promote all branches of natural history actively engaged in biological research and allied activities.

  • To establish, manage and promote wilderness areas, museums, parks and other repositories of animals and plants, living or dead.

  • To promote advocacy for importance of natural resources of Gujarat and the need for their judicious and scientific management and development.

  • To engage in breeding of endangered species of plants and animals and reintroduce these in the wild, if possible.

  • To promote knowledge of natural history, particularly the study of animal and plant life of the oriental region and adjoining zoo-geographical regions, both, alive and otherwise.

  • To assist other institutions and individuals engaged in similar pursuits with information, advice and finance.


(As per the Forests & Environment, Government of Gujarat’s Resolution No. WLP-1194-327-M dated  01-10-2017)

The Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat Chairman
The Hon'ble Minister, Forests & Environment, Gujarat Vice Chairman
The Hon'ble Minister of State, Forests & Environment, Gujarat Member
The Addl. Chief Secretary, Forests & Environment Department Member
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Head of the Forests Force (HoFF), Gujarat Member
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Gujarat Member
Rep. of Chief Executive Director, World Wide Fund – India, New Delhi Member
Rep. of Chief Exe. Director, Bombay Natural History Soc. (Mumbai) Member
Shri Dhanraj Nathwani, Vice President, Reliance Indus., Jamnagar Member
Dr. H. S. Singh (Retd. IFS), Gandhinagar Member
Dr. Naginbhai Chandubhai Patel, Vice Chancellor, Anand Agri. Uni. Member
Director, GEER Foundation Member Secretary


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