Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra

'ठेवू दूरदृष्टी रक्षू निसर्ग सृष्टी'

"For a better future, we shall protect the nature"

This is our slogan, loosely translated from Marathi (displayed above) ! Striving continuously to live up to our slogan, with limited manpower and resources we have successfully organized various projects in nature conservation, protection and education.


'Nature conservation through field protection, awareness, education and scientific based action.'

A bit of history

Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra was born when a few likeminded people wanted to do more than sigh away their pangs of conscience about the rampant abuse of nature. The day was 12th Feb. 1992. Out of the brain storming of these individuals, the aim to "Broaden the vision of nature conservation" was taken up as the mission of this Organisation.

Indian Swiftlets on Vengurla Rocks is one of the commendable projects. A timely action by the SNM team and alerting the forest department resulted into arresting of smugglers of Indian Swiftlet's nests within a week's time. Subsequent observations revealed increased number of nesting in this area.

Executive Committee

List of director board 2022-23 to 2024-25

  • Vishwas Vishnu Joshi - President
  • Pramod Yashwant Joshi - Vice president
  • Uday Sadashiv Pandit - Secretary
  • Santosh Divakar Desai - Treasurer
  • Arvind Gajanan More - Jt. Secretary
  • Suraj Dattatray Zinge - Member
  • Sandip Sadashiv Rane - Member

Others behind SNM

  • Bhau (Vishwas) Katdare -  Director


  • Ram Mone
  • Jayant Kanade
  • Sachin Palkar
  • Rohan Lovalekar
  • Ramashish Joshi