Awards

Case Study: SAIPARI SAILO

Saipari Sailo receiving the Nature Activist Award from Dr. Raman Sukumar in 

Saipari is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) who has been immensely involved in the eld of wildlife science and conservation since 2004. Her eld of interest is specically in herpetology, and she has also been a part of the team that discovered a new species of frog Leptotalaxtamdil in Tamdil Lake, Mizoram. Her discovery was documented and published in the international scientic journal Zootaxa.

Case Study: PANCHAN LAKHAR COMMUNITY CONSERVED AREA MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (PLACCAMC)

 PANCHAN LAKHAR COMMUNITY CONSERVED AREA MANAGEMENT  COMMITTEE (PLACCAMC) Recipient of Nature Conservancy Awards, 2015 - Arunachal Pradesh

Local communities that inhabit villages around Protected Areas are one of the foremost stakeholders for conserving, due to their dependence on it. Their involvement in its conservation can help both nature and community to grow as one. The villagers of Kharman and Kyalegteng in Arunachal Pradesh were inspired by the idea of Community Conserved Area and approached Tata Trusts and WWF – India for technical and nancial support to demarcate 85 km² of unclassed State Forest land as the Pangchen Lakhar Community Conserved Area (PLACCA).

Case study: KARBI ANGLONG POLICE DEPARTMENT(KAPD)

KARBI ANGLONG POLICE DEPARTMENT(KAPD) Recipient of Nature Conservancy Awards, 2013 - Assam

Wildlife poaching incidents were on a high in 2012. Floodwaters and rampant poaching of Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicorns) was deeply concerning issues to Assam’s Wildlife. This was the time when the Government initiated an investigation by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and also strengthened the Forest Protection Force with high-caliber arms. During the same time KAPD took stern steps to combat rhino poaching in Karbi-Anglong District adjoining the southern part of Kaziranga.

Case Study: K. M. BUJARBARUAH

K. M. BUJARBARUAH Recipient of Food for the Future Awards, 2015 - Assam

Dr. K. M. Bujarbaruah is the Vice Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University and he is also a well-known Scientist and Academic with experience as the Principal Scientist and Joint Director of Nagaland Centre, Director of Research Centre on Mithun (Nagaland),
Ocer-on-Special Duty for NRC on Swine, (Guwahati, Assam), Director of ICAR Research Complex for Northeastern Hill Region, (Barapani, Meghalaya) and Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences), ICAR (New Delhi) in the past. He was also the National Facilitator

Case Study: NEELAM DUTTA

Neelam Dutta (right) receiving the prestigious Haladhar Organic Farmer Award, 2014 from the Union Agriculture Minister

Lakshmi Agriculture Multipurpose Project (LAMP) is a composite farm established way back in 1978-79 by late Dr. Hemen Dutta. It is situated in the village of Pabhoi in Sonitpur district of Assam covering around 12 hectares of land. Various farming activities like scientic sheries, sh seed eco-hatchery and indigenous breeding of local sh varieties as well as ornamental shes, takes place at LAMP. Neelam Dutta, the proprietor of LAMP, works on the motive of increasing productivity, availability and aordability of agricultural products.

Case Study: THINGNAM GIRIJA

THINGNAM GIRIJA  Recipient of Young Naturalist Awards, 2015 - Manipur

Thingnam Girija belongs to Manipur and she is an ardent nature lover and wild ower enthusiast. Her association with Dr. Tabish Qureshi of Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi led to the creation of the website www.owersondia.net, which is one of the few citizen-science based initiatives dedicatedly on the ora of the country. And now the website has grown into being one of the well known portals, ower enthusiasts use it to explore, learn and document the owers of India.

Case Study: TONGAM RINA

Tongam Rina receiving the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Award in 2014

Tongam Rina is currently the Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times and is known for her bold articles on current aairs in Northeast India. She was near-fatally shot, in front of her oce in 2012 for writing on sensitive issues. In the past, Tongam and her sta has received numerous threats for her writing against NSCN(IM), corruption and super-hydro dams of Arunachal Pradesh.

Case Study: MUNJALI TOKBIPI

MUNJALI TOKBIPI receiving the Young Naturalist Awards, 2013 - Assam

A member of the Karbi Community, Munjali has been working relentlessly to protect wildlife and green cover in the Karbi-Anglong landscape along with local communities, for which she was awarded the Young Naturalist Award by Balipara Foundation in the year 2013when she was 27 years old. Munjali’s father works as a government employee and her mother is a housewife, and they both supported her on her choice to take an upbeat career path and work towards wildlife conservation.

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