Awards

Case Study: GAUTAM UZIR

Gautam Uzir at the Seminar on Conservation of Nature: Role of Lawyers, organized by Aaranyak NGO

Gautam Uzir is a practicing lawyer at the Guwahati High Court since 1984. He is also a highly regarded and eminent lawyer in Assam, well-versed in several branches of the discipline of law. He is renowned for his accomplishments regarding public interest litigations in the eld of environment, forest and wildlife cases. He is also a regular guest lecturer at the Assam Forest School situated at Jalukbari (Assam) and Central Academy for State Forest Service, Byrnihat, Assam. He is also a member of State board of Wildlife, Assam.

Case Study: RUPJYOTI SAIKIA GOGOI

Rupjyoti Saikia Gogoi receiving the NaturenomicsTM Award in 2015

Assam’s handloom and textile products are world-renowned for their patterns, designs and authentic hand-made fabrics, especially known for supporting the women from the state. A majority of rural women from Assam depend on it for their livelihood. It was a general practice for women in Assam to pass on the handloom weaving skills to their children with every new generation. Rupjyoti Saikia Gogoi was one such woman who was taught the art of weaving from her mother in Assam.

Case Study: RICHARD BELHO

Richard Belho receiving the NaturenomicsTM Award in 2015

Richard Belho, also known as the ‘Bamboo Architect’ runs Zynorique Initiatives, an architecture rm and organization based in Kohima, Nagaland along with Kezhagwetuo Peseyei that constructs eco-friendly structures and also provides training of employable skills to the youth of Nagaland. His architecture rm started in 2002, and it works towards promotion of sustainable construction and implementation of innovative and ecological architectural concepts.

Case Study: NEIHUNUO SORHIE

Neihunuo receiving the NaturenomicsTM Award in 2014

Neihunuo Sorhie comes from a simple and modest family upbringing. Her father Lt. Duopie-o Sorhie, died when she was very young. She ha¬s two brothers Vozilie and Akhrie-o in the family, for whom she would weave shawls since her young age. Her mother taught her how to weave and by the age of six she was able to weave clothes herself. The weaving was a part of her childhood and culture, and eventually it transcended to being her passion in life.

Case Study:ACHINTYA KUMAR SINHA

Achintya Kumar Sinha receiving the Annual Balipara Foundation Award from Wildlife Conservationist Vivek Menon in 2015

Belonging to Tripura, Achintya has a long list of accomplishments in the eld of sustainable natural resource management where he has intensively worked with rural communities in creating livelihood opportunities. His biggest contribution to Tripura, its local communities and forests has been the initiation of the 1st Joint Forest Management (JFM) of Tripura. Achitya graduated in Physics from Calcutta University in 1970 and he was also an associate of Indian Forest College (AIFC), Dehradun in the year 1975.

Case Study: PANGTI VILLAGE COMMUNITY & FOREST DEPARTMENT OF NAGALAND

Pangti Village Community and Forest Department of Nagaland receiving the Annual Balipara Foundation Awards in 2014

The Pangti Village Community and Forest Department of Nagaland played a major role in the conservation of the Amur Falcon (Falcoamurensis) after the bird had come in news due to rampant and excessive poaching and hunting in Nagaland, during its migratory passing from the North-eastern state of India. The village council consists of villagers oriented towards wildlife conservation in Nagaland.

Case Study: William Oliver

Willliam Oliver studying Pygmy Hogs (Porcula salvania)

PYGMY HOG CONSERVATION PROGRAMME

Young Naturalist Award for Sikkim Designer Omi Gurung

Young Naturalist Award for Sikkim Designer Omi Gurung

Sikkim fashion designer Omi Gurung, received the Young Naturalist Award 2016. The award was conferred to him for his contribution towards, sustainable development and creating green eco-friendly fashion. The award was presented at the Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics Forum 2016 hosted by the 4th Balipara Foundation.

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