Our Story

    Seva was founded in 2015 by Harish Parekh and two trustees for their love for nature and its wildlife. By saving tigers, wildlife and mother earth, they wanted to make a difference within the community. Their passion for nature and its beauty motivated them into helping nature’s underprivileged children living in the forests- the tribal folk (Adivasis). To reduce the dependency of the tribal people on the forest resources they have started providing them employment opportunities and have impacted their lives in a way that cannot be described by words.

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    Our Story

    Seva was founded in 2015 by Harish Parekh and two trustees for their love for nature and its wildlife. By saving tigers, wildlife and mother earth, they wanted to make a difference within the community. Their passion for nature and its beauty motivated them into helping nature’s underprivileged children living in the forests- the tribal folk (Adivasis). To reduce the dependency of the tribal people on the forest resources they have started providing them employment opportunities and have impacted their lives in a way that cannot be described by words.

    Our Story

    Seva was founded in 2015 by Harish Parekh and two trustees for their love for nature and its wildlife. By saving tigers, wildlife and mother earth, they wanted to make a difference within the community. Their passion for nature and its beauty motivated them into helping nature’s underprivileged children living in the forests- the tribal folk (Adivasis). To reduce the dependency of the tribal people on the forest resources they have started providing them employment opportunities and have impacted their lives in a way that cannot be described by words.

    Our Story

    Seva was founded in 2015 by Harish Parekh and two trustees for their love for nature and its wildlife. By saving tigers, wildlife and mother earth, they wanted to make a difference within the community. Their passion for nature and its beauty motivated them into helping nature’s underprivileged children living in the forests- the tribal folk (Adivasis). To reduce the dependency of the tribal people on the forest resources they have started providing them employment opportunities and have impacted their lives in a way that cannot be described by words.

    Our Story

    Seva was founded in 2015 by Harish Parekh and two trustees for their love for nature and its wildlife. By saving tigers, wildlife and mother earth, they wanted to make a difference within the community. Their passion for nature and its beauty motivated them into helping nature’s underprivileged children living in the forests- the tribal folk (Adivasis). To reduce the dependency of the tribal people on the forest resources they have started providing them employment opportunities and have impacted their lives in a way that cannot be described by words.

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    About Us

    SEVA is a new trust founded in 2015 with the main aim to preserve the forest and its resources, to save the wildlife and to provide sustainable livelihoods opportunity to the tribal people living in the forests. With its base work carried out in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, to protect the park’s wildlife and conserving the forest by promoting afforestation. Seva also promotes the idea of sustainable livelihoods for the Adivasis living within the park by developing their skills and providing them with jobs. It currently provides support to 1500 Adivasis and Non-Adivasis through various initiatives. These include creating handicrafts out of recyclable material, a catering unit and organizing nature walks.

    Mission

    To empower communities living in forest and to create sustainable livelihoods and thereby reduce their dependence on forest and thereby save forest and wild life.

    Vision

    1. Marketing of products developed by the local community especially in corporate sector and in various exhibitions. The products will also be put on sale in the souvenir shop, as the SGNP forest department has given space and platform to SEVA. 

    2. The concept of creating green walls which is low on cost and less on maintenance is widely being appreciated for creating more green space out wasted space. The local women and youth will be trained extensively on this and orders from residential societies, corporates etc will be sought. 

    3. The aim will be to strengthen the tribal kitchen; the women will be trained systematically by experts on making healthy food in a hygienic manner. This has a big market and so orders for parties; corporate events etc will be sought. 

    4. To grow herbs and market them though various organic markets and stores .to make DIY kits and sell in bulk to corporate for their gifting needs Finally the goal is to empower people living in the forest, to be financially independent, thus eliminating dependency on forest.

    Approach

    SEVA (DEVOTED TO SAVING TIGERS, WILDLIFE & MOTHER EARTH). Seva Charitable Trust registered in Mumbai and able to work any where across India, serving our environment and issues related to wildlife. We are currently providing skill development programmes for local (adivasi & non adivasi) communities inside the park. These programmes help women and youth to gain valuable life skills and employment, which they can use to support themselves and their families. Seva’s approach is to create self-employment for those who are the guardians of the forests - the people who live within the forests. To provide them with the skills they need to become more independent of the forest's limited resources and live in harmony within their environment.

    To empower communities living in forest and to create sustainable livelihoods and thereby reduce their dependency on forest and thereby save forest and wild life

    1. To partner with theforest department in protecting the forest and the wild life. 
    2. To provide sustainable livelihood to local communities and empower local women. 
    3. To partner withvarious stakeholders in conserving the forest and promote afforestation.

    Our Amazing Team

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    Harish V Parekh

    Founder

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    Vittal Ichke

    Trustee

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    Amisha Parekh

    Trustee

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    Suresh Shah

    Board of Advisory Member

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    Shreya Sudhir

    Board of Advisory Member

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    Pavan Sawant

    Board of Advisory Member

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    Contact Details

    A Wing, 803

    Oceanic Tower, RSC Road Number 1, Sector 8, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

    400066


    For general enquiries

    seva.wildlife@gmail.com

    +91 - 9594888516