Mr. S.T.Bugdane

Vasundhara Mitra

The lonar Crater is a unique geological phynominon formed about 50000 years ago. The site is well known for its rich bio-diversity. The forest inside the crater is home to about 180 different spicies of spiders, of which two are found only here. It also has over 75 varieties of birds. However, due to human interference and absence of governement intervention in preserving the site, more and more trees are being cut. Mr. S.T. Bugdane, Founder of Lonar Mitra Mandai, with his team is literally fighting for the conservation of the Lonar Crater. They have been conducting study tours of the area and serving the crater through all seasons to study external factors affecting the bio-diversity and the water in crater, which is an important topic of study.