Prof. Suresh Appasaheb Gaikwad is M.Sc. in Zoology from Shivaji University, Kolhapur and is presently a Professor in Zoology at Bharati Vidyapeeth, Science College, Sangli. He is an Honarary Wild Life Warden associated with the Govt. of Maharashtra. He has been an active member of many prestigious wildlife & environment related organizations such as: River Valley Expedition & Research Society of India, Mumbai Natural History Society, Mumbai Wildlife Fund of India, Western Ghats Conservation Movement, Chandoli Sancturary Development Plan Committee and Sagareshwar Sanctuary Development Plan Committee. He keenly studied various plants and birds around Mayani lake & submitted a proposal for a Bird Sanctuary there.
Nisarg Pratishthan is a name that is inscribed on the heart of every nature loving citizen of Sangli. 20 years of sustained work for conserving the natural heritage and resources in Sangli and the surrounding areas has earned enviable support for this organization. With an objective of fostering nature conservation and propagating Green lifestyle, Dr. Ravindra Vora and his nature loving friends founded the Nisarg Pratishthan. To achieve its objective, Nisarg Pratishthan conducts initiatives and movements that need genuine appreciation and acknowledgement from our society. It organizes numerous slideshows, lectures, exhibitions, film shows, nature camps and treks for students, teachers and other sections of our community.