♦ Yadav Tare Patil

  • Member – State Board for Wildlife, Government of Maharashtra
  • Member – Critical Wildlife Habitat Sub Committee, Government of Maharashtra
  • Founder & President – Disha Foundation, Amravati (A Amravati based organisation Working for Wildlife, Environment Conservation, Tribal Youth Empowerment & other Social Issues)
  • Member – Biodiversity Management Committee, Municipal Corporation, Amravati
  • Member – Green Army Divisional Committee, Government of Maharashtra
  • Guest Faculty – Unique Academy, Amravati (Coaching for M.P.S.C. / U.P.S.C.)
  • Guest Faculty – Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Vidarbha Administrative & Development Training Institute Prabodhini, Amravati (Government of Maharashtra)
  • Vice President – Alumni Association, Vidyabharati Mahavidyalaya Amravati.
  • Life Member – Maharashtra Pakshimitra (Birders Organisation of Maharashtra)

◊ Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Diploma in Human Rights
  • Master of Social Work (Passed with distinction)
  • PhD Appear (Rehabilitation of Tribal Villages from Melghat Tiger Reserve)
  • D.N.Y.S. Appear (Yoga & Naturopathy)

◊ Published Literature

  • Articles on Wildlife and Environment(more than 350 Articles published in Newspaper & Magazine)
  • Newspaper – Loksatta, Lokmat, Times of India, Divya Marathi, Sakal, Tarun Bharat, Lokmat News
  • Magazine – Lokrajya, Bhatkanti, Melvyaghra, Vanraai, Sanvad, Ityadi
  • Book Published – Competition Exam Guide (Yash Publication in 2010)
  • News Broadcasts on ABP News, IBN Lokmat, Saam TV, Etv News, Lokshahi, TV9
  • Interviews on various News Channels & Web Portals
  • Interviews broadcast on Radio Station Akashwani Nagpur, Akashwani Amravati, Pruthvi Rakshan, Radio Jocky Kolhapur

Contribution for Wildlife & Environment Conservation

  • Endangered birds in India workshop Nagpur in 2005
  • Tiger Census in Melghat Tiger Reserve since 2004 to 2017
  • International Conference on Arachnaelogy, Amravati- 2010
  • Training on ‘Strengthening Wildlife Law Enforcement’ organized by W.C.C.B. and MoEFC&C Government of India & Forest Department of Maharashtra.
  • Bird Race Nagpur – 2009, 2010 & 2011
  • International Conference on Arachnaelogy, Solapur- 2012
  • Done several raids with Forest Department regarding Wildlife Poaching in Vidarbha Region.
  • Contribute in Tiger Poaching Investigation with Wildlife Crime Cell, Forest Department & Central Bureau of Investigation (C.B.I.) at Gandai (Chhattisgarh) & Katni (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Contribute in Dhakna Tiger Poaching Investigation Case with Wildlife Crime Cell of Melghat Tiger Reserve & many more poaching cases in Maharashtra
  • Participate in the ‘Eco-friendly Clay Ganesha Campaign, Amravati.
  • 27th Maharashtra Pakshimitra Sammelan,, Nagpur
  • Started Helpline for Injured Animals & Birds for Amravati District in 2014
  • Selected more than 250 students for the post of IFS, IRS, ACF, RFO, PSI & in other administrative services thru M.P.S.C./U.P.S.C. and Other Competitive Exams.

◊ Organizer

  • 11th Vidarbha Pakshimitra Sammelan, Amravati – 5,7,3 April 2010
  • Vasundhara Conservation Workshop, Amravati – October 5th and December 5th 2011
  • Wildlife & Environment Awareness Camp by Disha Foundation & Forest Department – 12th 2012
  • Regular Wildlife Photography Exhibition in schools & colleges from last 17 years
  • Free Competition Exam Classes for Tribal Youth’ in ‘Pench Tiger Reserve’ by B.N.H.S., Pench Tiger Reserve & Disha Foundation, Amravati – 2012 to 2016
  • Forest Guide Training Workshop with Melghat Tiger Reserve at Harisal & Akot – 2016
  • Forest Guard Basic Training Programme with the help of Prabodhini Amravati – 2017
  • Creation of Competitive Exam Libraries in Navegao-Nagzira Tiger Reserve for Tribal Youth- 2017 to 2018
  • Free Competition Exam Classes for Tribal Youth in ‘Melghat by Disha Foundation since 2014
  • Programme on Water literacy Mission at Amravati in 2018, 2019
  • Nature Camp for Green Army Members with Social Forestry, Govt.of Maharashtra- 2018
  • Cleaning Waterhole Campaign in Pohra Malkhed Reserve Forest – 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019
  • Mission ‘Lets Clean P.M.R.F.’ – Plastic free campaign in Pohra Malkhed Reserve Forest – 2020
  • ‘Chala Talao Swachh Karuya’ – Plastic free Lake & Sludge drainage campaign – 2017 & 2018
  • Forest Guide Training Workshop with Forest Training Institute Chikhaldara – 2019
  • Workshop on Green Journalism with Indian Institute of Mass Communication for Journalist-December 2020
  • Nisargayan – Nature workshop for professors/doctors/administrative officers of Ayush Ministry by Prabodhini, Amravati, Forest Department & Disha Foundation – Jan 2020
  • ‘Ek Zad Maz’ – A plantation drive run by Disha Foundation, GST Department & Tapovan Amravati from 2019  (Planted 1500 Saplings upto now & more than 50% are still alive)
  • More than 70 Webinars, Facebook live have been conducted on wildlife & environment conservation, Biodiversity Conservation, Prevention of Wildlife Poaching, Green Journalism, Water Literacy, Soft Skills, Career opportunity in the field forest and environment.

Special Study 

  • Studies on birds, snakes, butterflies, spiders & Biodiversity have been going on for the last 21 years.
  • Studies of ‘Rehabilitated’ villages in national parks, tiger projects and sanctuaries.
  • Studies on tribal ‘Korku’ in Melghat
  • Special study of birds & butterflies in the Melghat Tiger Reserve & Pohara Malkhed Reserve Forests
  • First record of ‘Demoisselle Cranes’ migratory birds in record number of 957 in Maharashtra
  • The ‘Tarantula’ Spider was first recorded in the Satpuda mountain range in 2008
  • First record of Wild Dogs in Pohara Malkhed Reserve Forest in 2012
  • Many rare bird records for Amravati district, Vidarbha and Maharashtra
  • Observation and study of migratory and local birds from Vidarbha Region since 2003

◊ Guest lecture

  • Nature Fair – 2009 Organized by Tadoba Tiger Reserve and Bombay Natural History Society
  • Nature Fair – 2010 Organized by Pench Tiger Reserve and Bombay Natural History Society
  • State Level Tadoba Festival-2008 Organized by National Green Army & B.N.H.S.
  • Regular Lectures on Biodiversity, Environment & Soft Skill at Prabodhini, Amravati & in various training institute of Government of Maharashtra including private institutes.
  • Took Lectures in more than 250 schools, colleges on the topic of wildlife & environment conservation, Biodiversity Conservation, Prevention of Wildlife Poaching, Green Journalism, Water Literacy, Soft Skills, Career opportunity in the field forest and environment.

◊ Awards

  • Vasundhara Mitra Award by Kirloskar International Group & Satpuda Foundation, Nagpur
  • State Level Yuva Pratap Award – Wildlife Conservation by MSAGA
  • Outstanding Wildlife Photography Award by J.C.I.
  • Wildlife and Environment Service Pride Award by Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar

◊ Published Articles (Selected)

  • ‘Yeh Duniya Hai Rangin’ The 1st Marathi column on Butterfly in leading newspaper ‘Lokmat’
  • ‘Nisargachi Khidaki’ Column in well-known news paper ‘Divya Marathi’
  • ‘Jungle Book’ Column in ‘Daily Hindustan’
  • ‘Jungle Wachan’ Column in ‘Tarun Bharat’ newspaper in Maharashtra edition in 2018
  • ‘Hirva Dola’ Column in ‘Tarun Bharat’ newspaper in Maharashtra edition in 2019
  • ‘Nisarg Gaan’ Column has been running in ‘Tarun Bharat,Belgao’ newspaper since May 2021
  • Published more than 350 articles upto now on wildlife & environment in various Newspapers & Magazines.
Contact - 09730900500
Email - disha.wildlife@gmail.com