Biodiversity

Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2017

Photo Credit: Jeevan, Courtsey Pixabay

The distinctive richness of the Eastern Himalayas can be attributed to its colorful biodiversity, numerous niche ecosystems, and vibrant communities. Understanding the dynamics, structure, and functioning of these systems adds an enormous complexity to not only their conservation and restoration, but also in engaging stakeholders and finding innovative long-term solutions.

Bio-diversity Hotspot

Bio-diversity Hotspot
Bio-diversity Hotspot

Scientists and scholars estimate that in a few decades the ecological balance of Assam, a hotspot for global diversity, will be completely annihilated. The silver lining is that nature self- repairs itself, but not if Man continues to think that he is the quintessential homo-faber created by God!

To discuss this degradation, academic Scholars, government, scientists and advocates from around the world convened at the Eastern Himalayan NaturenomicsTM Forum 2016, held at Vivanta by the Taj, Guwahati on 8th and 9th November, 2016

"Eco Tourism can help make Assam an economic powerhouse of North East." says Ranjit Barthakur

Eco Tourism can help make Assam an economic powerhouse of North East.</strong> Ranjit Barthakur shares his&nbsp;vision of a Green Bond for Assam at the final session of Sabal Bidhayak, Assam.

Naturenomics™ 6.0 (2016)

Naturenomics™ 6.0

The Eastern Himalayas represent a very unique ecology. There is a very wide variation in the flora and fauna in the Himalayan zone because of the very steep ascent in the terrain in a very short distance.One moves from the sub-tropical to the temperate to icy desert in a very short spatial distance and this has spawned a very rich and rare bio-diversity which is a veritable ecological treasure house.

Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark to participate in Who’s Who session, YETI, 2017

Local people selling wild food plants

Young Ecologists Talk and Interact, YETI is a unique gathering of ecology students organised entirely by students (

Pakke Paga Festival 2017

Pakke Paga Festival 2017

Eastern Himalayan Botanic Gardens #EHBA is proud to be associated with the first Pakke Paga festival in Arunachal Pradesh to recognise the role played by the local Nyishi tribe in conserving hornbills in Pakke and to tell the world about the wonders of the Pakke Tiger Reserve

Pakke poster

 

China Announces It Will Shut Down Its Domestic Commercial Elephant Ivory Trade in 2017

China Announces It Will Shut Down Its Domestic Commercial Elephant Ivory Trade in 2017

The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Executive Director Aili Kang: “China has announced today that it will close its domestic commercial elephant ivory trade in 2017.  President Xi Jinping announced last year that China would take this action and now we have a timeline.

Going into Business for Wildlife Conservation

Stalking jaguar in Pantanal, Brazil. (Photo by Gautam Shah)

According to World Wildlife Fund, the rapid loss of wildlife species today is estimated to be up to 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate. We are watching them disappear on a daily basis. It is astounding.

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