Established in 2005

“All good things are wild and free.”
― Henry David Thoreau

Nature Walk Charitable Trust was formed in 2005 out of the passion of a group of nature lovers, who wanted to make a difference in conservation of wildlife. Keen to share our multitude of outdoor experiences with others, we wanted to work towards conservation of wildlife through Wildlife awareness and Education, in a systematic way. The main objective of our organization is to spread Wildlife and Nature awareness in people of all walks of life and seek their active involvement, in the protection and conservation of our fragile natural environment. To achieve this, we actively work towards bringing all the relevant stakeholders together such as likeminded NGOs, Forest departments, Elected officials, Local governing bodies and Wildlife scientists and photographers, and most importantly our young generation. We strongly believe in Wildlife conservation through awareness and education at all levels. We have a dedicated team of volunteers who passionately work towards this cause.

Our Trustees:

Anuj Khare:

Anuj has been working full time in the field of Wildlife Education & Tourism since last 20 years. He has been associated with many other like-minded organizations. Anuj has been appointed as an Honorary Wildlife Warden for Pune District, by the forest department. He has worked as a member of Maharashtra State Wildlife Advisory Board. Anuj is currently serving the Maharashtra Forest Department as a member of the Governing Council of Maharashtra Eco Tourism Development Board. He has been instrumental in conducting Guide Training Programs for Forests of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Through this trust, Anuj has been conducting various Wildlife Awareness Programs in the form of Slideshows, Wildlife Film Festivals and Nature Trails. An avid wild lifer, Anuj regularly authors many articles, columns on various wildlife issues in the newspapers and social media platforms.

Kiran Purandare:

Kiran Purandare is a well-known wildlife activist and writer from Maharashtra. He is best known for his books like Sakha Nagzira which documents his one-year long stay in the protected Nagzira area in 2001. Kiran has authored more than 40 books on Wildlife. He was appointed as Honorary Wildlife Warden for Pune District by Forest Department. He runs an NGO called Nisargavedh which has been working in the field of Wildlife conservation. His focus is helping people in the vicinity of Nagzira Tiger Reserve located in Bhandara District, Maharashtra. An avid birdwatcher and wild lifer, he can imitate calls of almost 70 birds and 30 mammals. For this, he is most sought-after performer by the young generation.

Pushkar Chaubal:

Pushkar has been a results-oriented professional having over three decades of rich experience in Sales, Marketing, Product Management and Technical Support. He has a broad experience across various sectors such as Service, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Engineering Industries, Textile, Pharma, and Tea with a Corporate in domestic and global markets. He is ardent wildlife, nature lover and has been to more than 60 different forests within and outside India. He has been working very closely with Territorial and Wildlife Division of Pune Forest Division interacting with all the officials on various projects including eco-friendly waterholes, tree plantation initiatives through Green Army. Pushkar is active in wild animal rescue operations held in association with Pune Forest Department. He has been an integral part of training team which conducts training for the guards and guides of various protected forest areas.

Mr. C.B. Shirole:

Mr. Shirole recently retired as Managing Director of Cee Bee Corporate Aids Pvt. Ltd. He is an avid birdwatcher and has been associated with many NGOs working in the field of Nature conservation. He has been associated with Rotary Club for last 30 years. He is a backbone of our Trust and very actively involved in all the trust activities.

Adv. Amarsinha Raje Jadhavrao:

Coming from famous Jadhavrao family, Shri Amarsinha Raje has been a keen birdwatcher and wild lifer. He is an editor of Rashtratej, a newspaper from Pune. He is actively involved in heritage awareness programs. He an owner of two old Gadhis one located in Saswad and other in Chikhali, in Maharashtra. Shri Amarsinha Raje has been a great inspiration and has been highly active in all the Trust activities.