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ABOUT GEER FOUNDATION

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.

 
OBJECTIVES
  • 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.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Executive Committee of the GEER Foundation extended for the period of 3 Years by the Forests & Environment, Government of Gujaratís Resolution No. WLP-1194-327-M dated  20-02-2015.

The Additional Chief Secretary,                                                   

Forests & Environment Department

Chairman

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests &

Head of the Forests Force (HoFF), Gujarat State, Gandhinagar

Member

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Wildlife &

Chief Wildlife Warden, Gujarat State, Gandhinagar

Member

Two or One  of the Two experts who are appointed as Member in the Board of the Governors

Dr. H. S. Singh (Retd. IFS), Gandhinagar

Member

Director, GEER Foundation

Member Secretary

 

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The Board of Governors of the GEER Foundation extended for the period of 3 Years by the Forests & Environment, Government of Gujaratís Resolution No. WLP-1194-327-M dated  20-02-2015.

The Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat

Chairman

The Hon'ble Minister, Forests & Environment, Gujarat

Member

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 Ė India, New Delhi

Member

Rep. of Chief Exe. Director, Bombay Natural History Soc. (Mumbai)

Member

Two members, experts of the field and normally resident of Gujarat

1. Dr. H. S. Singh (Retd. IFS), Gandhinagar

2. Dr. Naginbhai Chandubhai Patel, Vice Chancellor, Anand Agri. Uni. 

Member

Member

Shri Dhanraj Parimal Nathwani

Member

Director, GEER Foundation

Member Secretary

 
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