Ecosystem Restoration

A trumpet call

About Us

Uttarayan, a 35+ yr old NGO working with people and ecosystem has been steadily building robust ecology across South Bengal. It being part of Pallisree, the largest nursery organisation in West Bengal makes it easier to work on ecological restorations.

We are partnering with WWF West Bengal to create a nursery for elephant fodder and repellant plantation to restore fragmented habitats of North Bengal Terai elephant corridors.

We are also partnering with Rainmatter Foundation for Forest and landscape restoration in a participatory mode and working extensively with WCT in Sundarbans creating a model village in Songaon, Gosaba where we are restoring saline land, doing plantations to create a balance between ecological restoration and human well being.

The NGO’s sole mission and vision has been to intricately work on restoration of fragmented corridors in South Bengal and recreate the rich biodiversity which was at one point a region dedicated to rich flora and fauna but with the advent of population explosion it has got largely fragmented causing man-animal conflict and mass extinction of flora and fauna. This has also broken the connected ecosystem between Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal. We also aim to work closely with local stakeholders to empower them and make them part of the whole rejuvenation.

Ecological Footprint

World Water Day

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March,2023 as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. GARSHIKA , PURULIA.

Earth day :

Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.


UTTARAYAN WILDLIFE WING CELEBRATED WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY in Bankura , Jungle Mahal, Ranibundh . Students from Tung Charar primary school were present in this program. They are very much enthusiastic. They planted 16 saplings . We gave some food , pen , excercise book đź“– to encourage them … They are our #FutureHero to save the Earth ..

International Plastic Bag Free Day

International Plastic Bag Free Day, celebrated on July 3,2022 .

National Youth Day 2022 , 12TH JANUARY :-

Tribal villages participated in a day-long cricket match which is part of our participatory restoration work in Ranibund – an effort to grow the community. 12 January , 2022 . National Youth Day, also known as Vivekananda Jayanti, is celebrated on 12 January, being the birthday of a Hindu monk, Swami Vivekananda. In 1984, the Government of India declared this day as National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.

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June 5, 2020

Celebrated World Environment Day by organizing a miking session about forest degradation, climate change, habitat destruction, etc in various parts of Kolkata.


August 15, 2020

Celebrated Independence Day by planting total 2020 plants in different parts of Hooghly, Bankura, Birbhum, Purulia, Kolkata, etc.

The Team


Mr. Sanat Kumar Das, Retd. (IFS), Director of Uttarayan Wild Life

Conservation sets and evolves the strategic direction for wild life conservation while nurturing a strong leadership team to drive its execution.

Earlier during his tenure as Divisional Forest officer in 24 Parganas (1990-1993) , he undertook Mangrove Conservation, Protection and Development project in the SUNDERBAN BIOSHPERE RESERVE.

As a Deputy Conservator of Forests –SBR (1993-1995) his area of operations was from Sagar island to Herobhanga bordering Sajnekhali and the Sunderban Tiger Reserve from Herobhanga side to Bangladesh border.

Prashant Pandit - Honorary Member of Uttarayan Wild Life Conservation

Mr. Prasanta Kumar Pandit, Retd. (IFS),Honarary Member of Uttarayan Wild Life Conservation, having not only vast experience throughout West Bengal in territorial, Wildlife, Tiger Reserves, Protected Areas & Marketing div. as Additional DFO,DFO & Div.Mgr., Conservator / Chief Conservator of forests but an eminent award winner personality, a Professor and an author (books & monographs).

Senior Team Members


Abhishek Ghosh, Member and SME, Uttarayan Wildlife Wing

M.Sc. Forestry from Forest Research Institute, Dehradun with experience of working on Community Education, Awareness Generation and Conservation Strategies for Gangetic Dolphin in West Bengal and have experience of habitat restoration project in Maldevta, Dehradun. I am one of the four candidates in India to get the prestigeous fellowship from International Tropical Timber Organization, Yokohama, Japan for Internship work on Socio-economic dependency on Agroforestry in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. I have also been working in leading role on several projects of  ecological importance like awareness generation in society, afforestation in several parts of India, etc. under the banner of Uttarayan.


Diya Sur, Honorary Director, Uttarayan Wildlife Wing

An ex corporate wholly dedicated to wildlife management and conservation in West Bengal for past 15 years. I have been in several prestigious conflict management mitigation projects for past 10 years. Am also a successful activist voicing my concerns in form of RTI, PIL’s for better management and

slip-offs. Featured in Fortune India magazine as a wildlife conservationist working towards Conflict mitigation.

Certified from United for Wildlife in Ecology: Ecosystem Dynamics and Conservation

Awarded the Hoffman Ecology Restoration Grant, Switzerland to revive the broken ecology of Sundarbans Post Amphan.

Dr. Anup Sinha

Eminent Economist
Chairman, Bandhan Bank
Ex-Dean of Studies IIM Kolkata
Ex Director NABARD

Baibhab Roy

Alumni of most prestigious Indian Institutes – Indian Statistical Institutes, IIM bringing in unique leadership led the group in fields uncharted. It is with his vision B K Roy group now boasts the finest Nursery division, takes pride in state of art DBT Certified tissue culture unit.

Dr. Sunipa Sinha Roy

Founder of Uttarayan

Sreela Pillai Roy


Other Members


Atin Chatterjee, Project Head, South Bengal

M.Sc Environmental Science from Visva-Bharati Central University. 5 years working experience with WWF-India as an intern , volunteer, and field guide resource person for eco trail. Presently working in Uttarayan Wildlife Wing as a Project head of Ecological Restoration in South Bengal.


Kaushik Ghosh

Architect and Urban Planner Assistant Professor
Urban Management Center Netaji Subhash Administrative Training Institute Government of West Bengal

Dr. P.K. Sen

Completed M Sc ,PhD from  Calcutta University.  Achrya P C Roy  fellow.. Joined ICAR as Scientist(Soil) .Later  joined Dept of Agriculture  Govt of West Bengal.as Deputy  Director. Worked with International plant Nutrient Institute, The Sulphur  Institute USA.and Fetiliser Association of India. Recipients of Sri Ram Award and Sar Samachar Samman fromFAI. More than eighty publications  in national and international re journals .Retired from  Govt service as Additional  Dierector of Agriculutre and Managing Dierector  WBSSC.

Dr. Anirban Das

MBBS, PHD Philosophy
Associate Professor Centre for Studies in Social Science(CSSSC)
Government of India

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Contact Us


Registered office : Chandur, Arambagh, Hooghly – 712602. 
City Office : Merlin Infinite, DN 51, 12th Floor, Unit 1205, Sector V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700091.