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ABOUT GEER FOUNDATION

Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation is an autonomous body, set up in 1982 by the Forests & Environment Department, Government of Gujarat. The Foundation has been registered as a Society under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860, and as a Public Trust under the Bombay Public Trust Act of 1950.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Governors chaired by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat.

 
OBJECTIVES
  • To generate love for & promote knowledge of ecology, ecosystems, environment and natural history among children, youth and common public.

  • To initiate and facilitate scientific researches & studies for conservation of natural resources and to promote all branches of natural history actively engaged in biological research and allied activities.

  • To establish, manage and promote wilderness areas, museums, parks and other repositories of animals and plants, living or dead.

  • To promote advocacy for importance of natural resources of Gujarat and the need for their judicious and scientific management and development.

  • To engage in breeding of endangered species of plants and animals and reintroduce these in the wild, if possible.

  • To promote knowledge of natural history, particularly the study of animal and plant life of the oriental region and adjoining zoo-geographical regions, both, alive and otherwise.

  • To assist other institutions and individuals engaged in similar pursuits with information, advice and finance.

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat

Chairman

The Hon'ble Minister,
Forests & Environment, Gujarat

Vice Chairman

The Hon'ble Minister of State,
Forests & Environment, Gujarat
Member

The Additional Chief Secretary,
Forests & Environment Department

Member

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & HoFF, Gujarat

Member

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Gujarat

Member

Representative of World Wide Fund for Nature - India

Member

Representative of Bombay Natural History Society (Mumbai)

Member

Director, GEER Foundation Member Secretary
 
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