Board Members

Sri Sandeep Kumar, IFS
Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Biodiversity)
Member Secretary- Assam State Biodiversity Board (ASBB)
Project Director- Assam Project on Forest and Biodiversity Conservation Society, Phase II

Dr. Ajit Kr. Das (Expert Member)

A Post-graduate in Botany, completed Ph. D. from Assam University . Presently, he is serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar. His Research interests are in Ethnobotany, Plant Taxonomy, Medicinal Plants, Natural Products, Higher plant Ecology, and Biodiversity Conservation. He  has more than  15 years of research and teaching experiences . Dr. Das has published more than 64 Research papers in reputed journals and also Author of 3 Books. He completed two UGC sponsored projects as Principal Investigator. He is the Life member of reputed societies i.e. the Society of Ethno botanists, (Lucknow), PhytoTaxonomy, Indian Botanical Society, and Indian Fern Society (Patiala), the Centre for Research in Indigenous Knowledge, Science and Culture ( CRIKSC). He received the S.K. Jain Medal award in the year 2016. Apart from the above, he has developed Herbarium / House specimens and introduced a special paper entitled “Ethnobotany and Conservation of Medicinal plants” in the Department of Ecology & Environmental Science, Assam University.

Dr. (Mrs) Nirmali Medhi (Expert Member)

Associate Professor & Head of Department of the Department of Zoology and Vice Principal of Handique Girls' College, Guwahati. She stood first class first in BSc Zoology from Aryavidyapeeth College and first class second in MSc, zoology from Gauhati University. She is the Vice President of Bor Axom Xamajik and Xangskritik Moncho. A Life member of Assam Science Society and Zoological Society of Assam.

Dr. Bijoy Neog, Ph. D. (Expert Member)

A Post-Doctoral in Conservation Biology (Botany). Presently, he is serving as Professor & Head Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University. Dr. Neog has published more than 48 Research papers in reputed journals, participated in more than 20 workshops and seminars. His area of interest and specialization is in Cytogenetics & Crop Improvement, Biochemical & Molecular Characterization and Genetic Barcoding & Conservation Biology. Dr. Neog has guided 2 Ph. D. students and completed 3 Research Projects. Dr. Neog is the Chairman of Departmental Research Committee, Member of School Board in Science & Engineering and Chairperson of Board of Studies in Life Sciences.

 Dr. Bibhab Kumar Talukdar, Ph. D. (Expert Member)

Dr.Talukdar is a M.Sc. in Zoology with specialisation in Animal Ecology and Wildlife Biology and a Ph.D. working in the field of wildlife research and conservation since 1989. He was one of the founders of Aaranyak in 1989 and currently the Chief Executive Officer of Aaranyak. He is also the Chair of Asian Rhino Specialist Group of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 2008. He is also the Asia Coordinator of International Rhino Foundation since June 2008. As a chair of Asian Rhino Specialist Group, he is responsible to prepare global status report of Asian Rhino Horn trades for the CITES. He has served as a member of the Standing committee of National Board of Wildlife during 2008-2010. He is currently a member of the State Board of Wildlife, Assam. He is a member of IUCN/SSC; African Rhino Specialist Group and IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management. He also attended and successfully completed the training program on  "Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring for Adaptive Management"  offered by the Smithsonian Institution of USA from May 14th- June 16th 2000 at the Smithsonian Conservation and Research Centre, Front Royal, Virginia, USA. He has published over 60 scientific papers in journal of national and international reputes.