About Us

Nature Mates - Nature Club

Nature Mates-Nature Club (NM-NC) was established in the year 1995, as a part of Nature Club initiative of WWF India, West Bengal State Office and became an absolutely independent registered NGO under West Bengal Society Registration act in the year 2006, free from any obligation under WWF. Since inception, we focused in the various conservation aspects of wildlife hoping to protect the rich biodiversity of India by complimenting and supporting government agencies and collaborating with several other non-governmental organizations.

Our Core areas of work include:

  • Documentation of Floral and Faunal Diversity
  • Biodiversity Gardening
  • Tree Plantation, Transplantation and Restoration
  • Animal Rescue and Welfare
  • Wetland Restoration
  • Species and Community Level Research
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Alternative Livelihood Generation
  • Educational and Community Outreach Programs
  • Publications

Last but not the least, We strive to grab a major scope in monitoring, influencing, contributing or protesting the framing of various environment-related amendments of law or framing of new laws and policies for the benefit of human and non-human entities.

We are not big, but we believe small changes can shape the world towards a better future.

Team Nature Mates

Governing Body

Col. Shakti Ranjan Banerjee
Founder President
Bikramaditya Guha Roy
President
J. R. B. Alfred - PhD
Vice President
Arjan Basu Roy
Secretary
Arijit Chattopadhyay - PhD
Assistant Secretary
Devsena Roychaudhury
Treasurer & Chief Projects Coordinator
Vijay Barve - PhD
Member
Uttam Mahatha
Member
Diya Banerjee
Member
Souryadeep Mukherjee
Member

Life Members

Bikramaditya Guha Roy
Debleena Roychaudhury
I P Tantia
J. R. B. Alfred - PhD
Lee Durrell
Mudar Patherya
Radhika Goyal
Sanchita Dey
Sayantan Chatterjee
Yagnesh N Chawda

Team Nature Mates

Ajoy Mondal
Lab Assistant, Kulik Butterfly Conservatory
Amanul Rahaman
Lab Assistant, Ecopark Butterfly Garden
Anil Jaiswal
Field Personnel, Ecospace
Anindita Majumdar - PhD
Scientific Advisor
Anirban Chaudhuri
Honorary Wildlife Consultant
Aniruddha Sur
Creative Team
Anushka Chakraborty
Research Affiliate, Library Management
Anusua Pal
Research Affiliate & Wildlife Rescue
Arabinda Narayan Dolai
Tree Transplantation
Archan Paul
Research Affiliate, Butterfly Conservatory
Aritra Kshettry
Research Associate, Human Wildlife Relationships
Arka Pal
Research Affiliate, Butterfly Conservatory
Arpita Dutta
Honorary Wildlife Rescue Consultant
Arunava Mukherjee - PhD
Scientific Advisor
Asim Pal, MBBS
Health And Hygeine
Banani Mondal - PhD
Scientific Advisor
Bikash Ghosh
Driver
Chaitali Roy
Research Affiliate
Debaditya Kumar
Scientific Associate
Debarpan Datta
Wildlife Rescue, Sundarbans Programs & Publication
Debrup Sen
Scientific Associate
Deepa Kumari Jha
Lab Assistant, Ramsai Butterfly Conservatory
Deeya Roy Chowdhury
Creative Team
Dollar Ganguly
Research Affiliate, Hornbill Project
Jayanta Narayan Chatterjee
Senior Advocate - Legal Cell
Jirmiya Rava
Butterfly Gardener, Rajabhatkhawa Butterfly Conservatory
Kezajacho Dukpa
Field Assistant, Hornbill Project
Lakshmi Ganguly
Health And Hygeine
Lina Chatterjee
Research Affiliate, Pakhibitan
Manjusree Ray
Junior Accountant
Md. Samir
Lab Assistant, Ramsai Butterfly Conservatory
Namrata Das
Honorary Social Media Manager
Nilabha Halder
Apprentice, Legal Cell & Sundarbans Programs
Nisha Bhakat
Research Affiliate, Pakhibitan
Pinki Goshai
Lab Assistant, Ramsai Butterfly Conservatory
Prakash Rai
Butterfly Gardener, Rajabhatkhawa Butterfly Conservatory
Prasun Majumdar
Wildlife Rescue & Team Lead Sundarbans Projects
Priya Mondal
Butterfly Gardener, Eco Tourism Park BG
Prosenjit Dawn
Scientific Associate
Rajarshi Sen
Chartered Accountant
Raju Das
Instructor, NIC, Eco Tourism Park BG
Ratnesh Karjee
Creative Team
Rishin Basu Roy
Scientific Associate
Ritu Chatterjee
Honorary Accounting Consultant
Rudra Prasad Das - PhD
Scientific Advisor
Sajal Bar
Field Personnel, Biodiversity Survey
Sarika Baidya
Research Affiliate, Coordinator Butterfly Conservatory
Shreya Das Nandi
Sr. Accountant
Shreyashi Chakraborty
CSR & Wildlife Rescue
Sitaram Mahato
Field Assistant, Hornbill Project
Soma Dutta
Education & Awareness
Soumya Sarkar
Scientific Associate
Souparno Roy
Research Affiliate, Butterfly Conservatory
Sreya Nath
Wildlife Rescue & Library
Srirupa Das - BHMS
Health & Hygene
Subhashis Das
Store & Office Management
Swapna Biswas
Field Personnel, Biodiversity Survey And Tree Transplantation
Tamaghna Sengupta
Lab Assistant, Rajabhatkhawa Butterfly Conservatory
Tarun Karmakar
Honorary Research Affiliate

District Coordinators

Abhimanyu Mahata
Purulia
Ajoy Mondal
Dinajpur North
Biswajit Ghorai
South 24 Parganas
Debarpan Datta
Nadia
Dipan Bhattacharyya
Hooghly
Diya Banerjee
Jalpaiguri
Gopal Maity
South 24 Parganas
Lina Chatterjee
Howrah
Prasun Majumdar
North 24 Pargana
Prosenjit Dawn
Howrah
Ratnesh Karjee
Purulia
Sajal Bar
South 24 Pargana
Soumya Sarkar
Bankura
Suprio Ghosh
Burdwan
Supriyo Mahata
Purulia
Tamaghna Sengupta
Alipurduar
Tarak Samanta
East Mednapore
Tarun Karmakar
Alipurduar

Associate Partners