Botany

Case study: BINOD BORA

Binod Bora Recipient of Conservation Through Innovation Awards, 2014 - Assam

Binod ‘Dulu’ Bora is a key member of the Green Guards Nataure Organization in Assam and he has dedicated his life towards wildlife conservation and rescue of wild animals from illegal trade. Bora specializes on human-wildlife conict matters in Assam, especially the ones involving Asian elephant conict mitigation and managing of straying leopards. His organization works on mitigation plans to deal with human and elephant deaths caused during interactions in the Nagaon-Karbi Anglong landscape.

Eastern Himalayan Naturnomics™ Forum 2016

photo from the captive breeding session of Eastern Himalayan Naturnomics™ Forum 2016

Knowledge is not confined to books or academia alone – one can learn from years of observation and experience too. Three local Botanists from Balipara, Assam, whose great knowledge of Botany was gained through decades of practical experience and not through formal education, bear testimony to this fact.

World experts to take part in conference on nature, jumbos

 A two-day conference on nature, especially on elephants, will begin from tomorrow with participation of experts from across the world, inclduing the US, UK, Myanmar along with those from India. "This conference is an important event in the calender with many world-famous experts deliberating on the climate and its impact on nature.

Endangered species wait 12 years to get on the list

Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid (Credit: Joshua Mayer/Wikimedia Commons)

The wait time for getting on the endangered species list is on average about 12 years, six times longer than it should be, a new analysis shows. Scientists say the delays could lead to less global biodiversity.

The US Congress enacted the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1973. To receive protection, a species must first be listed as endangered or threatened in a process that is administered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

The contribution of agroforestry to global and national carbon budgets

Agroforestry systems and tree cover on agricultural land make an important contribution to climate
change mitigation, but are not systematically accounted for in either global carbon budgets or national
carbon accounting. This paper assesses the role of trees on agricultural land and their significance
for carbon sequestration at a global level, along with recent change trends. Remote sensing data
show that in 2010, 43% of all agricultural land globally had at least 10% tree cover and that this has

An Ethnobotanical Survey of Wild food plants of Mishing Tribe

Abstract: The wild edible plants are important in the livelihood strategies of tribal people. The value of wild edible vegetables in food security has not been given sufficient attention in India (Reddy et al. 2007). Mishing is a tribal community belonged to Mongoloid group – a multitude of people that followed Austro-Asiatic races to India (Singh et al. 1996).

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