Awards

Case Study: Hong Village Community, Ziro Arunachal

Rolf von Bueren from LADV, Thailand presents the Naturenomics Award to Hong Village Community from Zero, Arunachal Pradesh

One of the few people in the world who continue to live in harmony with nature, Hong Village Community’s’ methods of sustainable farming and social forestry is without a parallel anywhere in this world. Settled in Ziro, one of the most beautiful Himalayan valleys in India, the Village Community remains proud of their traditional history while maintaining a balance with the changing world. Built on flat lands, the farms where the community practice wet rice cultivation along with pisciculture, is an epitome of efficiency.

Case Study: Sendenyu Community Biodiversity & Wildlife Conservation Committee, Kohima Nagaland

Founding Editor of Sanctuary Asia, Bittu Sahgal presents the Annual Balipara Foundation Award to Sendenyu Community Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation Committee

Alarmed by the rapidly disappearing floral and faunal populations within a span of a generation due to excessive hunting, logging and jhum cultivation, Sendenyu Community Biodiversity & Wildlife Conservation Committee felt the need to take drastic steps to preserve and protect the biological diversity of the Sendenyu region. Conservation efforts and enforcement of rules in the village Protected Area and other community land have today resulted in the return of a diversity of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians that had once disappeared.

Case Study: Dr. Tirtha : Life Time Achievement Winner @ BFA 2016

Dr Tirtha Bahadur Shrestha was given the Balipara Foundation Lifetime Service Award for his inimitable conservation work in the Eastern Himalayas, he calls ‘the abode of biodiversity’

Dr. Tirtha was acknowledged by Balipara Foundation with Life Time Achievement Award, 2016

Shri. S. Ramadorai delivers the Fourth Rabindranath Barthakur Memorial Lecture 2016

Balipara Foundation Awards 2016 - Fourth Rabindranath Barthakur Memorial Lecture delivered by Shri. S. Ramadorai, Chairman of National Skill Development Agency & the National Skill Development Corporation.

A unique confluence of music, song & recital by Shri. Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Shri. S.Ramadoria & Smt. Mala Ramadorai

Case Study: B. M. KHAITAN

Mr. R.S. Jhawar (Williamson Magor) receiving the Lifetime Service Award on behalf of Mr. Brij Mohan Khaitan from The Honorable Chief Secretary to Government of Assam -2015

Brij Mohan Khaitan, also known as B. M. Khaitan, is the founder of the B. M. Khaitan Group. He heads McLeod Russel, the world’s largest tea company, and is known for his involvement in philanthropic activities for the welfare of community and wildlife. Mr. Khaitan is an eminent Industrialist and owns the Eveready Industries India, Ltd (EIIL). He is also involved in the manufacture of various metal and chemical products. Mr. Khaitan is also called as the ‘Evergreen Team Man of India’ within the Tea Industry.

Case Study: DASHO PALJOR J. DORJI

DASHO PALJOR J. DORJI Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards, 2014 - Bhutan

Called as the Godfather of Conservation in Bhutan, Dasho Paljor J. Dorji has had a distinguished career with the Royal Government of Bhutan, serving three kings in the capacity of Magistrate of Paro District 1969-1972, High Court Judge 1972-1974, acting Chief Justice of Bhutan 1974-1985, Chief Justice of Bhutan 1985-1987, Deputy Minister for Social Services 1988-1991, Ambassador to the United Nations and European capitals 1991-1994, Deputy Minister to the National Environment Commission 1994-1997.

Case Study: ANNE WRIGHT

ANNE WRIGHT Recipient of Lifetime Service Awards, 2013 - Assam & North Bengal

Anne Wright was born the daughter of British ICS Ocer and she spent her childhood in the forests of Central India. She is also the founder trustee of World Wildlife fund for Nature – India, which she helped setup in the late 1960s. She was appointed by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as a member of the Tiger Task Force for Project Tiger in 1970. She then served for 19 years on the Indian Board for Wildlife and was closely involved with the passing of the Wildlife Protection Act.

Case Study: SONTUSH A. SANGMA

SONTUSH A. SANGMA Recipient of Special Forest Guard Awards, 2015 - Meghalaya

Sontush has contributed towards Indian Wildlife by being at its service for more than 30 years, tirelessly working in the Garo Hills of Meghalaya. Sontush has a very inspiring career and life graph, that includes joining the Meghalaya Forest Department in 1985 as a muster roll employee, and then as a Forest Guard of Gateman Rank in the Balpakram Division, Garo Hills.

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