A Mechanical Engineer and an Entrepreneur by profession, Mr. Shrikant Ingalhalikar has always evinced active interest in environmental issues. He has been studying birds, animals, butterflies, snakes, frogs, vegetation and environment since 40 years. He participated in the study of a rare bird ‘Black Necked Crane’ in Ladakh. He went to USA to study the rehabilitation techniques for Eagles and Hawks and established a Raptor Centre to study these birds in Pune after returning. He helped the Pune office of Telco in developing a sanctuary for water birds.