Case Study

Case Study: PURNA CHANDRA RABHA

PURNA CHANDRA RABHA Recipient of Mark Shand Mahout Awards, 2014 - Assam

Purna Chandra began as a Mahout back in 1945. Back then, a young Purna started o by being an assistant to the trainer mahout. He then learnt the art of handling and interacting with elephants. Since then, Purna Chandra has dedicatedly served the Assam Forest Department as a dedicated and passionate mahout and immersed his life towards the conservation of Asian Elephants

Case Study: DR. KASHMIRA KAKATI

DR. KASHMIRA KAKATI receiving the Ecological Restoration Awards, 2014 - Assam

Born and brought up in Assam, Dr. Kashmira Kakati is a Wildlife Biologist working towards safeguarding a patch of 500 km² of rainforest in Jeypore-Dehing lowlands which includes Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam. She completed her post-graduation from Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun and her doctoral studies from Cambridge University on ‘The Impact of Forest Fragmentation on Hoolock Gibbons in Assam’. Kashmira then took a break between 2002 and 2007 to raise her family with fellow Elephant Biologist Husband, Dr. Christy Williams.

Case Study: JADHAV PAYENG

JADHAV PAYENG receiving the Ecological Restoration Awards, 2013 - Assam

Jadhav ‘Mulai’ Payeng belongs to the ‘Mishing’ tribe (one of the largest ethnic groups of Assam). He used to live in the forest ‘Mulai Kathoni’ at Aruna Chapori, with his wife and three children where his only source of income was selling milk. (He recently moved to his ancestral village in Jorhat District for the sake of his children’s education). ‘Mulai Kathoni’ - the name of the forest was given by the Government of Assam, and it is called rightly as he was the one who helped in creating it.

Case Study: APARAJITA DATTA

APARAJITA DATTA Recipient of Wildlife Conservation Awards, 2014 - Arunachal Pradesh

The driving force behind Aparajita’s eorts towards wildlife conservation and community development are the Lisu people itself, who have inhabited and lived in the lands long before any ‘National Park’ or ‘Tiger Reserve’ was created.

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.

Case Study: BANO HARALU

BANO HARALU Recipient of Young Entrepreneur Awards, 2014 - Nagaland

Bano Haralu is a retired and revolutionary television journalist with an experience of more than two decades in Doordarshan and NDTV. She then begin her pursuit to promote wildlife conservation in and around India. She has been involved in working towards conservation in Nagaland since 2010. And she has been instrumental in raising awareness for the Amur Falcons that were being hunted at an alarming rate by the local community in the state of Nagaland.

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).

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