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Central Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests, Deccan thorn scrub forests, North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests, North Western Ghats montane rainforests, South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests, Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests, Orissa semi-evergreen forests


Botanist, Conservationist, Researcher, Scientist, Ecologist

Years of experience
5-10 years

Rahul Mungikar

Srushti Conservation Foundation

Rahul Mungikar a Conservation Biologist and presently working as Dy Director (Community Conservation) of Srushti Conservation Foundation. Dr Rahul is having a legal background and excelled in Policy development for Biodiversity, Community-based Conservation and related areas. He served with Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board for five years and later on with BNHS, Mumbai for four years. During his tenure in MSBB and BNHS he was primarily looking after various Policy matters related to BD Act, PBR, National & International policy issues under CBD, CMS and related areas.
Dr Rahul has been appointed as Expert Member on some of the important committees like MEE Committee WII, Dehradun; EAC Committee (Industry – II), MoEFCC, New Delhi; Academic Council of Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat; MSBB, Govt of Maharashtra; IUCN Member of WCPA and SSC – IUCN Member of Protected Areas Commission WCPA network, OECM Task Force and Species Survival Commission Western Ghats Plant Specialist Groups and HLMC of Mahabaleshwar Panchgani ESZ, MoEFCC, New Delhi.
He also served as Technical In-charge for demarcation of WGESA in Maharashtra and functioned as Member Secretary of ‘Threatened Species Committee for Maharashtra’; Coordinator for MSBSAP, 2018-2028’. He attended and contributed in CBD COP 13 in Hyderabad, CBD COP 14 in Egypt; CBD SBSTTA & SBI, Canada; CMS COP 13 in India.