DNHG Committee

Position Name Tel Home Tel Office Email
Chairman Gary Feulner 04 306 5570

04 706 0111

Vice Chairman Valerie Chalmers 04 394 8871 050 455 8498 valeriechalmers@gmail.com
Treasurer Rakesh Rungta 050 558 2435 rakesh99@emirates.net.ae
Membership Secretary Anindita Radhakrishna 04 282 3952 050 656 9165 anin@emirates.net.ae
Speaker Co-ordinator Michelle Sinclair 050 458 6079 sinclairm2004@yahoo.com
Speaker Co-ordinator Martina Fella martina_fella@hotmail.com
Fieldtrip Co-ordinator Pradeep Radhakrishna 04 282 3952 050 450 8496 wgarnet@emirates.net.ae
Fieldtrip Co-ordinator Jenny Hill 050 886 1508 jennyhill76@hotmail.com
Fieldtrip Co-ordinator Sonja Lavrencic 050 256 1496 lavson@gmail.com
Newsletter Co-Editor Fiona Leen 055 189 8572 leenfiona@gmail.com
Newsletter Co-Editor Sonya Benjamin 050 502 7089 sbenj792@gmail.com
Librarian / Book Sales Johanna Raynor 050 604 2575 jorayoman@gmail.com
Postmaster Sandi Ellis 050 644 2682 sandiellis@gmail.com
Chief Engineer Ajmal Hasan 06 504 3523 06 561 1789 ajmal_hasan@hotmail.com
Website Coordinator Sandhya Prakash 04 348 2868 050 551 2481 sandy_pi@yahoo.com

About DNHG

Newcomers to the UAE often fail to realize how interesting and accessible – and alive – the many unique environments of the UAE can be. The Dubai Natural History Group is a non-profit, all-volunteer group with a shared interest in learning more about natural history in general and the natural history of the UAE in particular.


The DNHG hosts monthly lectures, conducts field trips for members, maintains a small reference library, and circulates a monthly newsletter with DNHG news and events plus information about the natural history of the UAE.


“Natural history” for our purposes encompasses virtually all aspects of wildlife and the natural environment: animal life of all sorts – birds, fish, insects, mammals, reptiles, spiders and scorpions – as well as archeology, astronomy, botany, climate, conservation issues, geology, seashells, traditional culture, and underwater life.


The DNHG was formed by Dubai residents in the mid-1980s and since 2005 it has operatedunder the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan,  for many years the UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and currently the UAE Minister for Culture, Youth, and Social Development.

More Info

For more information about the DNHG write to us

@ P.O. Box 9234, Dubai or contact :


Chairman: Gary Feulner

Tel. ++9714-306-5570 | e-mail: grfeulner@gmail.com


Vice Chairman:  Valerie Chalmers

Tel. ++9714-394-8871 | e-mail: valeriechalmers@gmail.com


Membership Secretary: Anindita Radhakrishna

Tel. ++9714-282-3952 | e-mail: anin@emirates.net.ae