Dr. Erach Bharucha
A Surgeon by profession, Dr. Erach Bharucha has been active in various fields of wildlife and nature conservation for the past 45 years. He is a well-known wildlife photographer. He has worked as a Consultant to the Govt. and Non-Govt. organizations on conservation issues, and has reported on various programs and projects. In 1993, he initiated the Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research – BVIEER, which has grown into a multifaceted environmental education institute conducting formal courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It also provides environmental awareness programs for teachers and students. He is currently the Director of BVIEER and teaches Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation. He is keenly interested in furthering Environment Education through the National Council for Education Research & Training and the University Grants Commission.