Shri Shree Bhagwan Shri A.K.Mishra Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife),Maharashtra State

Shri. A.K.Mishra an Indian Forest Service Officer of Maharashtra Cadre, 1984 batch, took over the charge of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) State on 1st May 2017. Read More...

Shri Devendra Fadnavis Shri. Ravikiran R. Govekar

Chief Conservator of Forests & Member Secretary (In-Charge) , Zoo authority of Maharashtra, Nagpur

Shri. Ravikiran R. Govekar, I.F.S has joined as Member Secretary (In-Charge), The Zoo Authority of Maharashtra, Nagpur w.e.f 01/09/2018. Read More...

To provide better upkeep and veterinary care to the wild animal housed in zoos in Maharashtra to ensure their conservation through best practices of management and bringing education & awareness among the people.
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Annual Inventory 2017-18

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Shri. Misalkar, ACF, MZA accorded warm farewell on his retirement

The office of Maharashtra State Zoo Authority, Nagpur gave a heart warming farewell to Shri. Vidyasagar Misalkar, Assistant Conservator of Forests, MZA on his retirement on dated 31st October,2018 in the office of MZA.

Mr. Misalkar, a post graduate in Agriculture, took a journey down memory lane while giving way to his feelings attached to his career in Maharashtra Forest Deptt which spanned for 31 years. He also recounted memorable incidents of the days spent in MZA and thanked all for the cooperation extended to him.

The small function was chaired by Shri. Kamlakar Dhamge, DFO, MZA. He alongwith Mrs. Vaishali Patil, Sr. Accountant, Shri. Dhande, Accountant and Shri. Dilip Pethkar, Steno gave way to their feelings by expressing various incidences while enjoying working with Shri. Misalkar. Everybody wished him and his family all the best for his post retirement and plans good health. All the staff of MZA was present on this occasion. The programme was conducted by Shri. Diwakar Dhande, Accountant.

Wildlife Week ,2018 Celebrations – Rajiv Gandhi Zoo and Wildlife Research Center, Pune

Wildlife week is celebrated from 1st to 7 th October every year in order to make people aware about the role and importance of wildlife in the conservation of nature and therefore in the survival of all living entities including human beings. Wildlife week was celebrated Rajiv Gandhi Zoo and Wildlife Research Center, Katraj ,Pune with great fervor and enthusiasm with great support from Pune municipal corporation. Various events where organized including puppet show on role of zoos in wildlife conservation, painting competition on wildlife and nature , talk and guidance by experts, a round of zoo and its interpretation , film shows , rangoli drawing and exhibition, street plays , prize distribution etc. which were mainly participated by students and wildlife lovers. Eminent personalities in the field of wildlife conservation and management graced the occasions.

Wildlife Week ,2018 Celebrations – Amte’s Animal Ark Rescue Center, At Hemalkasa

Wildlife week is celebrated from 1st to 7 th October every year in order to make people aware about the role and importance of wildlife in the conservation of nature and therefore in survival of all living entities including human beings. Wildlife week was celebrated in Amte’s Animal Ark Rescue Center, At Hemalkasa , Post Bhamragad, Dist. Gadchiroli with great fervor and enthusiasm. Various events where organized including essay writing on wildlife and environment ,painting competition on wildlife and nature , awareness rally , talk and guidance by experts etc. which were mainly participated by local tribal students and villagers.

Wildlife Week , 2018 Celebrations – Siddharth Udhyan Zoo, Aurangabad

Wildlife Week ,2018 Celebrations – Siddharth Udhyan Zoo, Aurangabad

Wildlife week is celebrated from 1st to 7 th October every year in order to make people aware about the role and importance of wildlife in the conservation of nature and therefore in the survival of all living entities including human beings. Wildlife week was celebrated in Siddharth Udhyan Zoo, Aurangabad with great fervor and enthusiasm with great support from Aurngabad municipal corporation Various events where organized including essay writing on wildlife and environment ,painting competition on wildlife and nature , talk and guidance by experts, a round of zoo and its interpretation , prize distribution etc. which were mainly participated by students and wildlife lovers .

“Zoos have significant role in wildlife conservation –PCCF(HoFF) ,M.S”

“Zoos are very important as they play a significant role in the field of wildlife conservation. Therefore, there is a need to make people aware of their significance which presently is mostly about recreation, said shri. U.K. Agrawal , Principle Chief Conservator of Forest (Head of Forest Force), M.S .He was speaking from chair on the occasion of inaugural function of Wildlife Week, 2018 organized on 1st Oct ,2018 in Harisingh Sabhagruha at Seminary Hills, Nagpur.

A three fold multicolour folder titled as “Pranisangrahalay –Ek Garaj (“Zoo-A Need” in Marathi ) published by Maharashtra State Zoo Authority (MZA) ,Nagpur was released at the hands of dignitaries. Shri.A.R.Mande, Addl PCCF and Shri. Gopalrao Thosar,senior environmentalist were present on the dias.

The much needed informative folder depicts history, initiation, role-play and objectives of zoos and there significance in wildlife conservation through ex –situ measures in a lucid manner. This long needed folder would make people aware about the importance of zoos beyond its generally understood recreational role, expressed the audience.

On this occasion, Shri. Ravikiran Govekar, in- charge CCF and Member Secretary MZA, Shri. Kamlakar Dhamge, DFO, Shri.V.Misalakar ACF, Shri.Dilip Pethkar, Steno of MZA, other dignitaries, officials and host of nature lovers were also present.

Shri. S. S. Dole, CCF & MS, MZA Accorded warm farewell on his Retirement

Shri. S. S. Dole, CCF & MS, MZA Accorded warm farewell on his Retirement

The office of Maharashtra State Zoo Authority, Nagpur hosted a warm farewell to Shri. Sudhakar S. Dole, Chief Conservator of Forest and Member Secretary, MZA on his retirement on dated 31 August, 2018 in the office of MZA.

Mr. Dole who attended the farewell function with his better half expressed heartfelt gratitudes towards all his superior officers, co-workers in Maharashtra Forest Department who helped groom his career in Maharashtra Forest Department spanning 35 years. In his farewell address, he spoke of the sense of contentment he had while having a retrospect of his tenure in MZA since he joined on 7th July, 2017. The staff of MZA honoured Shri. Dole with shawl and shreefal.

On this occasion, Shri. Kamalakar Dhamge, D.F.O., Shri. Vidhyasagar Misalkar, ACF, Shri. Dilip Pethkar, Steno and Shri. Vivek Ghode, Driver gave way to their feelings by recounting various incidences while enjoying working with Mr. Dole and extended heartfelt best wishes for his post retirement life and good health. All the staff of MZA was present on this occasion. The programme was conducted by Shri. Diwakar Dhande, Accountant.

 

महाराष्ट्र राज्य प्राणीसंग्रहालय प्राधिकरणाच्या नियामक मंडळाची बैठक संपन्न

महाराष्ट्र राज्य प्राणीसंग्रहालय प्राधिकरणाच्या नियामक मंडळाची (Governing Council) बैठक नियामक मंडळाचे अध्यक्ष तथा मंत्री, वित्त आणि नियोजन, वने, मा. श्री. सुधीर मुनगंटीवार यांचे अध्यक्षतेखाली दिनांक 05 जुलै 2018 ला वनसभागृह सेमिनिरी हिल्स, नागपूर येथे संपन्न झाली.  या बैठकीमधे मा. मंत्री यांचे हस्ते महाराष्ट्र राज्य प्राणीसंग्रहालय प्राधिकरणाने तयार केलेल्या An Overview of Zoos and Rescue Centres in Maharashtra  या पुस्तकाचे विमोचन करण्यात आले.  श्री. एस. एस. डोळे, मुख्य वनसंरक्षक तथा सदस्य सचिव यांचे हस्ते उपस्थित सर्व मान्यवरांचे स्वागत स्मृती चिन्ह देऊन करण्यात आले. सदर बैठकीसाठी नियामक मंडळाचे सदस्य श्री. यु. पी. एस. मदान, अपर मुख्य सचिव (वित्त), श्री. देवाशिष चक्रवर्ती, अपर मुख्य सचिव (नियोजन), श्री. विकास खारगे, सचिव (वने), श्री. यु. के. अग्रवाल, प्रधान मुख्य वनसंरक्षक (वनबल प्रमुख), श्री. ए. के. मिश्रा, प्रधान मुख्य वनसंरक्षक (वन्यजीव), डॉ. एन. रामबाबू, व्यवस्थापकीय संचालक वनविकास महामंडळ नागपूर, डॉ. एन. एन. झाडे अधिष्ठाता, महाराष्ट्र पशु व मत्स्य विज्ञान विद्यापीठ नागपूर, डॉ. पी. एस. भटनागर शास्त्रज्ञ, भारतीय प्राणी सर्वेक्षण संस्था पुणे, डॉ. राजकुमार जाधव, संचालक राजीव गांधी प्राणीसंग्रहालय व वन्यजीव संशोधन केंद्र पुणे, श्री. किशोर रिठे, सातपुडा फाऊंडेशन अमरावती हे उपस्थित होते तसेच श्री. कमलाकर धामगे, विभागीय वन अधिकारी वन, सहाय्यक  वनसंरक्षक व इतर अधिकारी व कर्मचारी हजर होते.

Successful organisation of Advance Training Part – 1 of Rapid Rescue Teams

There is regionwise uniqueness in each wildlife rescue operation and there is utmost need of team spirit and cooperation with the rescue team for deft, prompt and successful execution of the operation. This was stated by Shri A.K. Misra, PCCF (wildlife) M.S. Nagpur. He was speaking while inaugurating a 3 days advance training programme for Rapid Rescue Team (RRT) arranged in Amaltas Tourist Complex at Sillari of Pench Tiger Reserve The dais was shared by Shri. Sudhakar S Dole, CCF and Member Secretary Maharashtra State Zoo Authority, Nagpur.

The idea of imparting advance training to the rapid rescue team was conceptualised by PCCF (Wildlife) in order to make them ready to give prompt and effective response in cases of wildlife conflict. The three days training programme arranged from 26 to 28 Jun 2018 was attended by selected jawans of STPF from Pench, Navegoan-Nagzira, Melghat and Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserves alongwith Veterinary doctors and also RRT of Dhule Circle totalling to 60 participants. The training programme was conducted by Zoo Authority of Maharashtra on behalf of APCCF (Wildlife) East, Nagpur. During the course of training, the RRT members were imparted field based hands on exposure about handling and maintenance of tranquilizing gun, preparation of dart and aiming with dart and air gun as well, preparation and care to be taken during and after the rescue operation by experts in that field. Similarly, they were also trained is actual field about tracking of wild animals, use of cages, construction of machans, non-verbal communication, self defence etc., confidence building and teams spirit with the help of thrilling and adventurous games by subject experts. Experts as Nawab Shafath Ali Khan (Wildlife Tranqui Force, Hyderabad), Shri. Girish Washishtha (Rtd. DFO), Dr. Swapnil Sonone (IUCN Bear specialist group and RRT trainer, Amravati), Shri. Bandu Dhotre (Founder President, Eco-Pro and Honorary Wildlife Warden, Chandrapur), Shri. Amol Khante (Fornder, CAC All Rounder, Nagpur) and Amol Gavner (Forest Guard, RRT Amravati) gave spell binding presentations to the trainees based upon self experiences. The trainees expressed worthiness of the training programme and were confident of its utility in successful execution of rescue operation in future. More such trainings are planned in future for RRT skill development and increase in efficiency.

Shri.Uttam Sawant, DFO (Wildlife) coordinator designed the syllabus for the course and supported by Dr. Kadu, Veterinary officer. Shri.Kamlakar Dhamge, DFO, Vidyasagar Misalkar, ACF and officers and employees of Zoo Authority of Maharashtra worked relentlessly for effective and successful execution of the training programme.

 

महाराष्ट्र राज्य प्राणीसंग्रहालय प्राधिकरणाकडून महाराष्ट्रातील सर्व प्राणि संग्रहालये तसेच रेस्क्यु सेंटर यांच्या संचालकांची आढावा सभा संपन्न

श्री. एस. एस. डोळे (भा.व.से) मुख्य वनसंरक्षक तथा सदस्य सचिव, महाराष्ट्र राज्य प्राणि संग्रहालय प्राधिकरण, नागपूर यांचे अध्यक्षतेखाली महाराष्ट्रातील सर्व प्राणि संग्रहालये तसेच रेस्क्यु सेंटर यांचे संचालकांची सभा दिनांक 15 मार्च 2018 रोजी वन सभागृह, सेमिनिरी हिल्स, नागपूर येथे संपन्न झाली.  सभेमध्ये पुढील 10 वर्षासाठी प्राणिसंग्रहालयाचा मास्टर प्लॅन, नवीन सुधारणा आराखडा, प्राणिसंग्रहालयात अद्यावत तंत्रज्ञानांचा आणि कल्पकतेचा वापर, परवाना नुतनीकरण व रिक्त पदांची माहिती, लोक प्रबोधन, जनजागृतीची कामे, पर्यटकांनसाठी केलेल्या उपाययोजना, प्राणिसंग्रहालयात अतिरिक्त व आवश्यक प्राण्यांच्या बाबतीत आढावा व अदलाबदलीबाबत समन्वय  तसेच विविध प्राणिसंग्रहालयास किती पर्यटकांनी भेटी दिल्या व किती महसुल मिळाला तसेच ईतर विषयावर सविस्तर चर्चा करुन आढावा घेण्यात आला.

प्राणिसंग्रहालय तसेच रेस्क्यू सेंटर च्या व्यवस्थेला अधिक प्रभावी आणि बळकट करण्यासाठी महाराष्ट्र राज्य प्राणिसंग्रहालय प्राधिकारणाकडून करण्यात येणाऱ्या प्रयत्नांबाबत विविध विभागास कार्यरत आसणाऱ्या संचालकांकडून समाधान व्यक्त करण्यात आले.  यासाठी प्राधिकरणाच्या वेबसाईटwww.mahazoo.org ला अद्यावत करण्याच्या सूचना सदस्य सचिव यांनी दिल्या.

            सदर सभेस महाराष्ट्र राज्य प्राणिसंग्रहालय प्राधिकरण, नागपूर श्री. एस, एस, डोळे (भा.व.से), मुख्य वनसंरक्षक तथा सदस्य सचिव तसेच श्री. कमलाकर धामगे, विभागीय वन अधिकारी, जिजाबाई प्राणिसंग्रहालय मुंबईचे डॉ. संजय त्रिपाठी, संजय गांधी राष्ट्रीय उद्यान, मुंबईचे श्री. शैलेश देवरे, राजीव गांधी वन्यप्राणी संशोधन केंद्र कात्रज पुणेचे डॉ. राजकुमार जाधव, निसर्गकवी बहिणाबाई चौधरी प्राणिसंग्रहालय चिंचवड पुणेचे श्री. दिपक सांवत, महात्मा गांधी प्राणिसंग्रहालय, सोलापूरच्या डॉ. शुभांगी ताजणे, आमटे प्राणी उद्यान केंद्र हेमलकसा जि. गडचिरोलीचे श्री. अनिकेत आमटे, सिध्दार्थ उद्यान व प्राणिसंग्रहालय औरंगाबादचे डॉ. बी. एस. नाईकवाडे, महाराज बाग प्राणि संग्रहालय नागपूरचे डॉ. सुनिल बावस्कर व डॉ. एन. डी. पार्लावार, सहयोगी अधिष्ठाता, पं.कृ.वि, सर्प उद्यान, ढोलगरवाडी, जि. कोल्हापूर चे श्री. तानाजी वाघमारे, पिपल फॉर ॲनिमल वर्धाचे श्री. आशिष गोस्वामी यासह इतर अधिकारी उपस्थित होते.