Manoj Kumar Misra
Coordinator, Jamunaji Jiye Abhiyan
Manoj Kumar Misra is a Forestry and Wildlife expert, who formerly worked with the Indian Forest Service, IFS. Today he is the Executive Director of the PEACE Institute Charitable Trust and Convenor, and head of Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan, the Yamuna Forever Campaign. He holds Masters degrees in Mathematics, Forestry and Wildlife Management.
Serving in Indian Forest Service (Madhya Pradesh/ Chattisgarh cadre) for 22 years, he rose to become Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF) before seeking voluntary retirement. He also worked in WWF, Delhi. He then founded PEACE, an NGO dedicated to promote the cause of nature conservation in 2002. He has completed over 22 projects of various kinds and sizes before leading the campaign for the revival of river Yamuna since November 2006.
He published over 100 articles in various magazines, journals and newspapers.