Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences, Haridwar

H/O: Siva Parvati Sadan, Gyan Lok Colony, Kankhal, Haridwar-249408
(Established 1986)

The Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences, (IAES) Haridwar was conceived during the course of a National symposium on “Fish & Their Environment”, held in the Department of Zoology, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, during December 16-19, 1986. It was officially registered, as per rules and regulations of GOI, for Societies & Associations, in 1988, as its HQ at Haridwar. Though, it started working on various aspects of environmental conservation and awareness programs from 1987 itself.


The Indian academy of Environmental Sciences, Haridwar started a bi-annual research journal in 1987, with title of “Himalayan journal of Environment and Zoology”, now published as Journal of Environment and Bio-Sciences from 2008 onwards. Since 1987, the Journal is under regular publication and has entered its 32nd year of publication in 2018. It has also entered in the arena of e-journalism and can be accessed from any part of the globe. The website address of our journal is: 

www. (open access) and

This journal bears ISSN 0973-6913 (Print) and 0976-3384 9(On Line) and it has maintained a score of 4.43 by NAAS since January 2017 (earlier NAAS score was 4.20).  It is abstracted and indexed in Indian Science Index (INSDOC), Indian Citation Index (ICI), New Delhi; Paryavaran abstracts, Govt. of India, Zoological Records (Clarivate Analytics) , Google Scholar , Genamics JournalSeek and World Catalogue of Scientific Journal. Besides this, the Academy has been publishing proceedings of National Seminars organized at different occasions in the different universities spread across the country.


The IAES has been organizing a number of mini & midi activities at local level, involving schools and colleges on various occasions. Academy has also sent out student members to work as volunteers during floods and earth-quakes in Garhwal region, in the past.

IAES in collaboration with various Universities/ Colleges throughout the country has organized following national and international level activities in different parts of the country during last 32 years of its existence:

Sl. No. Title of Symposium Year Place
1. Fish & Their Environment 1986 Haridwar
2. Fish & Their Environment 1987 Trivandrum
3. Fish & Their Environment 1989 Srinagar (J& K)
4. Animal Protection under Changing Environment 1990 Haridwar
5. Vedic philosophy for Himalayan Eco-Development 1991 Haridwar
6. Impact of Changing Environment & Biodiversity 1995 Haridwar
7. Faunistic Biodiversity, Env. Monitoring & Biotechnology 1998 Haridwar
8. Fish & Their Environment 1998 Bangalore
9. Women, their Education and Health 1999 Haridwar
10. Status of Indian Faunistic Diversity & Environment 2001 Haridwar
11. Fish & Their Environment 2004 Aurangabad
12. Environment and natural disaster management 2005 Jaipur
13. International Seminar on Recent researches in Zool., Env. & biotechnology 2006 Gorakhpur
14. Biodiversity in Uttaranchal State 2006 Haridwar
15. Biodiversity of Himalayan States: with special reference to Uttarakhand 2007 Haridwar
16. Biodiversity among mountainous states of India 2008 Haridwar
17. Status of Biodiversity and conservation 2009 Haridwar
18. Response of eco-biological components to the phenomenon of  Global Warming 2009 Nainital
19. Impacts of trend in climate change on bio-diversity and faunistic  systems 2010 Faizabad


20. Climate change and its impact on biological communities 2011 Ahmednagar
21. Industrial pollution, environment and biodiversity 2011 Moradabad
22. Biodiversity and environmental impacts 2012 Navapur
23. Status of environment and biodiversity: Rio + 20: Role of space technology 2012 Haridwar


24. International Seminar on Recent trends in climate change researches vis a vis biodiversity 2012 M.J.P. Rohelkhand University, Bareilly
25. National Seminar on impacts of environmental changes and organisms response,  Dr. G.R. Rathod College of Science, arts and Commerce, Amravati University, Murtizapur, Akola, 27-28 September 2013 Murtizapur, Maharashtra
26. National Seminar on Status and management of biodiversity in India, with special reference to Himalayan region, 4-5 October, CORD, University of Kashmir 2013 Kashmir, Srinagar


27. National Seminar on Environmental issues and challenges. Organised by Dept. of Zoology, Devta (PG) College, Morna, Bijnor during 9-10 November 2013. 2013 Morna, Bijnor


28. Inter National Conference on: Biodiversity: Status, utilization and impact of challenging climatic conditions, Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. 30-31 October 2014. 2014 Lucknow


29. National Seminar on Threats to biodiversity and ecosystems: Impacts of developmental projects and climate change, GKV, Haridwar. 17-19 November 2014 2014 Haridwar


30. National Seminar on Status of India’s Biodiversity under changing climatic conditions. Dept. of Environment and Developmental Studies. Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. 4-6 March 2016 2016 Jhansi


31. National Seminar on Environmental Protection and Sustainability. Organised at PG and Research Dept of Zoology , Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai during 31st December 2016 and 1st January 2017 2017 Chennai


32. National conference on Biodiversity conservation and coastal management (NCBCCM) during August 10th– 12th 2017, Department of Zoology, Vivekananda College, Agasteewaram – 629 701, Kanyakumari. 2017 Kanya Kumari


33. Researches in environment and biosciences: Current scenario and future perspectives, 22-23 June 2018. DAV (PG) College, Dehradun 2018 Dehradun


All the activities of Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences not only have a high level of academic and research interactions among the academicians and researches, but  also help in spreading the message of environmental awareness among various strata of our society.


 Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences has also been sanctioned major research projects by different funding agencies viz. M/O Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, New Delhi and Gobind Ballabh Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Almora to carry out studies on different aspects of environment and life sciences.


A number of eminent environmentalists and researchers have visited / participated in the activities of our academy since its existence and at various occasion of the seminar/symposium organized by the academy. Some of them are as follows:

1. Sri  Sunderlal  Bhauguna Noted Environmentalist.
2. Dr. Pranava Pandya Chancellor Dev Sanskrity VishwaVidyalaya, Haridwar
3. Dr. D. P. Joshi Chairman Uttarakhand Public Service Copmmission
4. Dr. (Ms). Sudha Pandey Vice Chancellor Uttarakhand Sanskrit University
5. Sri  Rajendra Singh Jal Purush, Rajasthan
6. Sri Chandi Prasad Bhatt Noted environmentalist.
7.  Swami Sri Awdhesha Nand Giri Ji Maharaj
8. Sri Bachi Singh Rawat Union Minister for Science and Technology
9. Sri Bhagat Singh Koshyari Ex Chief Minister Uttarakhand
10. Sri Prakash Pant Minister in the Uttarakhand Govt.
11. Sri Dewakar Bhatt Minister in the Uttarakhand Govt.
12.  Sri Pradeep Tamta Member of Parliament
13. Sri V. K. Jain Vice Chancellor, Rajasthan University, Jaipur
14. Sri  S. P. Mishra Vice Chancellor, Dev Sanskrit Viswavidyalaya, Haridwar
15. Sri Ajay Bhatt Health Minister, Govt. of Uttarakhand
16. Dr. Rajendra Dobhal Director General, Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Techology, Dehradun
17. Dr. M. M. Kimothi Director, Uttarakhand Space Application Centre, Dehradun
18. Dr. Dilip Kumar Vice Chancelor, Central Institute of fisheries research and Education, Mumbai
19. Prof. R. R. Das Vice Chancelor, Jiwaji University, Gwalior
20.  Prof. S. V. S. Rana Vice Chancellor, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi
21. Prof. A. K. Mittal Vice Chancellor, RML, Awadh University, Faizabad
22. Prof. V. P. S. Arora Vice Chancellor, Kumaun University, Nainital
23. Prof. H. S. Dhami Vice Chancellor, Kumaun University, Nainital
24. Prof. R. C. Sobti Vice Chancellor, Central University, Lucknow
25. Dr. P. P. Dhyani Director, G B Pant Institute of Himalayan Env. And Development, Kosi, Katarmal, Almora
26. Dr. Ashok Saxena General President, Elect, Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkatta- 103 ISC.
27. Prof. B.  Kaliwal Vice Chancellor, Devengeri University, Devangeri, Karnataka
28. Prof. S. K. Dubey Vice Chancellor, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi
29. Dr. N. K. Khare Director, Ministry of Earth Science, New Delhi.
30. Prof. .P. P. Chellathurai  Vice Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University 
Madurai – 625 021.
31. Prof. (Mrs.) Neelima Gupta Vice Chancellor, Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur

It can be inferred that during these 32 years of its existence IAES, Haridwar has been successful not only in contributing academically, in several ways, by that at local level too it has remained conscious of its social obligations  to spread the message of environmental awareness, conservation, preservation, management and education. We are aware of the fact that, before moving out of our house, we must first enlighten our own home with the light of knowledge, sincerity, dedication, honesty and our transparent behaviour.

The academy invites to all concerned and working in various disciplines of zoology, ecology, environment, life science, geology and geography and other related branches of natural sciences to join it and enrich to each other by their variety of contributions. The academy also invites interested learned philanthropists to come forward and institute Fellowships, Awards and Medals to encourage the research and academic activities in our country.