S. T. Bugdane

Vasundhara Mitra- Activist

The Lonar Crater is a unique geological phenomenon formed about 50,000 years ago, well known for its rich biodiversity. The forest inside the crater is home to about 180 different species of spiders, of which two are only found here. It also has over 75 varieties of birds. However, due to human interference and absence of government intervention in preserving the site, plenty of trees are being cut. Mr. S.T. Bugdane, founder of Lonar Mitra Mandai, with his team, are fighting for conservation of the Lonar Crater. They have been conducting study tours of the area and serving the crater throughout all seasons to study external factors affecting the biodiversity and water in the crater.