Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board
Paryavaran Bhawan, US Club, Shimla-171 001 (HP)
Phone: 0177-2656559, 2920003; Email: hpbiodiversityboard@gmail.com
HP State Biodiversity Board
O/o Paryavaran Bhawan, Near US Club,
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh ,171001
Sh.Prabodh Saxena, IAS
Chief Secretary, Himachal Pradesh

Sh. D.C Rana, IAS
Member Secretary
Qualification :   Ph.D. (Zoology)
Dr. Murari Lal Thakur, Ph.D. in Zoology (Ornithology) from Himachal Pradesh University Shimla, HP. He started his research career as JRF at Zoological Survey of India, Solan in 2000. He was awarded with Young Scientist Scheme by Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India), in 2008 (2009-2012) on ‘Population status and habitat-use pattern of vultures in Himachal Pradesh’. He has been associated with research, management and planning on environment, ornithology, vulture & wildlife related issues for more than 17 years. During these years he has served many S&T Institutions like Department of Environment, Science & Tech. (GoHP); HP State Council for Science, Tech. and Environment; Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla; Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies, Shimla and Zoological Survey of India, Solan. He has travelled to every corner of the North India, including cold desert regions of J&K (Ladakh & Kargil regions) and Himachal Pradesh. He has been associated with some Universities as an examiner and as paper setter for PG courses. He has published 5 books and some 60 research papers in National and International journals.
Dr. Murari Lal Thakur
State Project Coordinator
Qualification :   M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Botany), PGDIPR
Dr. Pankaj Sharma, Ph.D. in Botany from Kumaun University Nainital, Uttrakhand. He also worked as JRF/SRF/RF at G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development, Himachal Unit, Mohal-Kullu, Himachal Pradesh from 2007-2103 in Biodiversity Conservation and Management Theme. He has published 1 book and 12 edited books, 42 research papers in National and International journals as well as written 25 popular articles. Dr. Sharma is the fellow and life member of several academic societies. He is also in the advisory/editorial board/reviewer of several international journals. He has more than 10 year’s research experience in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Management.
Dr. Pankaj Sharma
Sr. Scientific Professional
Qualification :   M.Sc.,.Applied Science
Post Graduate (MSc.) in Applied Science (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Conservation Biology, Genetics and Mol. Systematic) from Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Also finished a diploma course in Business Management from International College of Linguistics, Auckland, New Zealand. Bachelors’ with Honors in Biotechnology from Himachal Pradesh University, H.P. alongwith a Certificate course in Bio Business Management. When in New Zealand was working as Predator controller at Deptt. Of Conservation (DOC) and CVNZ Mt. Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. Also looked after Pest control and network management with Conservation Volunteers (CVNZ), has worked in an ecological restoration programme: Friends of Oakley Creek. Has worked in various other projects namely: Ecological Restoration project at Waikato Peat Lake system at Lake Rotokauri, Hamilton, In Safe Hands CVNZ, Ecological Restoration project at Waikato Peat Lake system at Lake Rotokauri, Hamilton, Contributed voluntary assistance for Ecological restoration project at Waithakareke Natural Heritage Park, Hamilton. He has good experience of working in advance Molecular Systematic techniques like genetic analysis and phylogeny of various species.
Mr. Vineet Negi
Scientific Professional
Qualification :   M.Sc. Forestry
Aman Gupta, M.Sc. Forestry, Specialization in Wood Science and Technology under Department of Forest Products, Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP). He has been awarded with the Merit Scholarship during Post graduation and completed a certificate course on Preparation of People’s Biodiversity Register, Under Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MOEF&CC) in Green Skill, Development Programme. He has experience in Socio-Economic Survey with Suket Forest Division, Sundernagar, Forest Work Experience with Mussoorie Forest Division, Uttrakhand and worked with NGOs and Forest Based Industries especially on Medicinal and Aromatics Plants. He has also published a book on “Impact of Thermal Treatment on Pinus roxburghii Wood: Physico-Chemical and Mechanical Properties of Thermally Modified Wood of Pinus roxburghii Sargent”.
Aman Gupta
Scientific Professional
Qualification :   Master of Commerce
Mr. Amit Kumar is working as Data Entry Operator in H.P State Biodiversity Board O/o the State Council for Science Technology and Environment, since 2014. He got well experience from esteemed institute i.e. Gurukul Technical Institute Nadaun District Hamirpur in ERP. He joined HP State Biodiversity Board as Data Entry Operator in January 2014, and has got a good experience in maintain the data entry, compiling and also doing other official work.
Mr. Amit Kumar
Data Entry Operator
Qualification :   B.Sc Mathematics
Mr. Rohit Sharma is working as Field Assistant in H.P State Biodiversity Board since 2018. He has keen knowledge about the field work of various plant species along with their identification.
Mr. Rohit Sharma
Technical/Field Assistant
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