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Asian Elephants in the Wild Conference in Guwahati in 2015 came up with following resolutions to...

OUR VISION

Conserving & Preserving our Natural Heritage

Objectives

Facilitate co-existence through interdependence

Mission

Develop Symbiotic Models around Conservation-Community-Technology Imperatives

 

 

Naturenomics at play - 2015 Best Cases

Mar 11, 2016 07:30pm

Ritwick Dutta’s love for India’s wilds manifested early in his life and an insuppressible urge to protect those very wilds led him to become an environmental lawyer. Having a degree in sociology, a law degree from the University of Delhi and a Diploma in Environmental Law from the Centre of Environmental Law, WWF – India, he believes his true training and understanding of the scenario came from travelling extensively around the country. To tackle the main culprits of environmental...

Mar 11, 2016 07:30pm

Achintya Kumar Sinha began his career with the Indian Forest Service when he joined the Tripura Rehabilitation and Plantation Corporation Limited (TRPC) in 1989. During his tenure at the Divisional Forest Office, Ambasa, he involved the forest staff, a local youth group and the Voluntary Health Association of Tripura to revive a patch of deforested land. This was probably Northeast India’s first ever Joint Forest Management (JFM) project, making Tripura the eighth Indian state to embrace JFM...

Mar 11, 2016 07:30pm

BIOCONE is only five years old, having been officially launched in October 15, 2010 in Mizoram and has since then quickly garnered a strong reputation as a supporter of Mizoram’s wilderness areas. The organization believes in covering a lot of ground through education, outreach programmes including forest and lake clean up drives, awareness programmes and field work such as building and using nest boxes for birds. BIOCONE’s systematic approach at the grassroot level has truly made a...

Apr 05, 2016 01:25pm

The Balipara Special Award to Forest Guard in 2015 went to 6 fearless and courageous guards. Namita Kalita, Dharmistha Medhi Das, Pema Thinley, Amar Sing Deka, Rajen Panika, Sontush A. Sangma. 1) Namita Kalita Namita Kalita – Posted at Ghorakati Range under Kaziranga Park, Namita has proven her mettle on several occasions braving the difficult conditions of the park. Her drive and zeal have led her to show great initiative and excellent leadership qualities. Her dedication was once again...

Mar 11, 2016 07:30pm

B.M. Khaitan, the doyen of the tea industry is known throughout the country for his ethical and moral values and philanthropic way of life. His ingenious move of acquiring tea companies in Assam when several of the big players diluted their interest in plantations, ensured that the tea estates were in safe hands, before those with short-term ulterior motives could lay their hands on them. He has always given special importance to the preservation of natural habitats in and around the tea...

Mar 11, 2016 07:30pm

The local communities in and around forests are the real stakeholders and are best equipped to protect the forests and its wildlife and their involvement is extremely crucial. The villagers of the Kharman and Kyalegteng in Arunachal Pradesh are a testimony to this fact. In 2011, these villagers, inspired by the idea of Community Conserved Area approached the Tata Trusts and WWF – India for technical and financial support in demarcating 85 sq. km. of Unclassed State Forest land as the...

Mar 13, 2016 06:51pm

Thingnam Girija’s love for flowers and children is evident through her work as a teacher working with autistic children. But it is her lifelong passion for flowers that led her to create a one-of-its-kind website www.flowersofindia.net along with Dr. Tabish Qureshi, a physics professor at Jamia Millia. The duo undertook this endeavour when they realized that there was little to no information available online about India’s floral heritage. The...

May 13, 2016 01:51pm

An architect by profession, Richard Belho was keen to provide avenues to promote art and culture while protecting the environment. In 2002, he set up Zynorique, a Bengaluru-based firm along with Kezhagwetuo (Ato) Peseyie to impart training and employable skills to the local youth of Nagaland. Through the organization he aims to inspire and motivate youth to protect the environment and create awareness about Nagaland’s art and culture. Over the last decade, through Zynorique, Richard and his...

Apr 05, 2016 02:23pm

Rupjyoti Saikia’s efforts to provide training, and other facilities to local weavers led to a movement that saw M / S Artistic Traditional Textile being established in Bochagaon. This has been beneficial to rural women and helped them become financially independent. Saikia continues to conduct training programmes for women artisans on design implementation, surface ornamentation, new techniques and modern market trends. She enables sales through her boutique ‘Kaziranga Haat’ in Bochagaon and...

Mar 11, 2016 07:30pm

In 1996, out of shared concern for the sensitive biodiversity of the rich Khangchendzonga mountain ecosystem, the community-based Khanchendzonga Conservation Committee (KCC) was born in Yuksam in west Sikkim. A tight, solid team of wildlife enthusiasts, community leaders, students and teachers, KCC is devoted to protecting and conserving the ecosystem with a well thought out, multi-pronged approach. They organize environmental education programmes to educate the rural masses and the youth,...

Mar 14, 2016 05:28pm

Under Nimesh Ved’s leadership, Samrakshan, a non-profit organization has been working towards conservation education and capacity building for over a decade. His organization has collaborated with local communities to secure the Balpakram-Baghmara landscape which is now identified as a top priority elephant corridor. He also undertook staff training and surveys to help establish the Tokalo Wildlife Sanctuary, which was subsequently notified. His undying perseverance in providing and taking...

Mar 14, 2016 05:28pm

K.M. Bujabaruah’s meritorious career in various capacities ranging from a scientist to the Director of National Research Centre and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Research Complex for Northeastern Hill Region and Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences), ICAR, New Delhi have seen him contribute immensely to the improvement of agricultural technology and practices in the Northeast. Blessed with a good scientific and administrative acumen, he introduced sustainable...

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