Balipara Foundation Awards, 4th Season - 9th November 2016

Balipara Foundation Awards, 4th Season - 9th November 2016
Balipara Foundation Awards, 4th Season - 9th November 2016

4th Balipara Foundation Awards, Best practices in Natural Habitat & Wildlife Conservation in Eastern Himalayas, 9th November 2016, Guwahati, Assam, India


Pakke Tiger Reserve Wins India Biodiversity Award 2016

Pakke Tiger Reserve in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh has received the India Biodiversity Award 2016. The Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme of the Pakke Tiger Reserve was awarded the prize under the category, “Conservation of Threatened Species”. The award was given away at a ceremony in Mumbai on May 22.

Balipara Foundation Report 2016

Balipara Foundation Report 2016

On the 5th & 6th of November 2015, we concluded the 3rd Edition of our Annual two day Conservation Event in Guwahati, Assam. These events were conceptualized around two distinctive varieties of mammals. The first is the largest of its type and the second the most intelligent. The first threatened and the second thriving. Both emotional and social creatures. Elephant & Man.

Balipara Foundation Report 2015

Balipara Foundation Report 2015

This booklet was specially complied to capture the spirit of Balipara Foundation & two key events – ‘Elephant Talk: Asian Elephants in the Wild’ and the ‘Balipara Foundation Awards 2014’. Designed and compiled by Balipara Foundation.


Balipara Foundation Team comprising of Sanjid Dutta, Robin Eastment, Nitu Kumar Kalita, Pragyan Sharma, Gautam Baruah, Sagar Shringarpure, Sangeeta Menezes and Kenrick Ferns.

Balipara Foundation acknowledges the contribution of Bittu Sahgal, Daanish Shastri, Anirudh Nair, Gaurav Shirodkar.

Naturenomics initiative - North East Page

At a function last month in Guwahati, the 2015 Balipara Foundation Awards were given to seven conservation activists in diverse fields and three community-based organizations

Case Study: Richard Belho

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 team have worked on several initiatives with the goal of empowering the people of Nagaland.

Case Study: Rupjyoti Saikia

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 also reaches out to suppliers around the country.

Forest Guard Award 2015

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.


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