Prof. Suresh Appasaheb Gaikwad is M.Sc. in Zoology from Shivaji University, Kolhapur and is presently a Professor in Zoology at Bharati Vidyapeeth, Science College, Sangli. He is an Honarary Wild Life Warden associated with the Govt. of Maharashtra. He has been an active member of many prestigious wildlife & environment related organizations such as: River Valley Expedition & Research Society of India, Mumbai Natural History Society, Mumbai Wildlife Fund of India, Western Ghats Conservation Movement, Chandoli Sancturary Development Plan Committee and Sagareshwar Sanctuary Development Plan Committee. He keenly studied various plants and birds around Mayani lake & submitted a proposal for a Bird Sanctuary there.