Eastern Himalayas

The League of Extraordinary Individuals at BFA 2017

The League of Extraordinary Individuals at BFA 2017

The power to make a difference lies within us all. Nothing could demonstrate this fact more clearly than the recipients of this year’s Balipara Foundation Awards – ordinary men and women with extraordinary achievements.

Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2017

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.

Exploring the Community Heritage of Assam on a Land Rover North-East Tour at the Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark

Land Rover North-East Tour

Escorted in our very own first-generation Land Rover, 19 members from Land Rover arrived in style in 5 new discovery models to the biodiverse haven of the Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark.

Aid for Pachyderms

PARINITA DATTA highlights a unique initiative of the Balipara Foundation.

India has lost vast swathes of land to urbanisation in recent decades. As a result, the human-animal tussle for space is reaching new heights. Elephants seem a lot more like human beings. They live about as long as we do. They mourn their dead and they bear grudges against people who have hurt them, and sometimes go on revenge sprees.

“Arundhati Roy explores the hub of Community Conservation in the Eastern Himalayas”

Arundhati Roy with team

“Goddess of major things”, acclaimed author Suzanna Arundhati Roy, a naturalist and an outspoken advocate of human rights visits our community-centered conservation site, the Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark.  Roy’s novel “God of small things” is composed in a lyrical language and timeless narrative that departed from conventional plots and became the biggest-selling book anchoring the path for Indian literature.

Renowned Botanist Scott McMahan Explores the Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark

Renowned Botanist Scott McMahan Explores the Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark

Enamored by plant stories, captivated by the mysteries of their origin and etymology, and in a constant move to explore exotic plant species – Scott McMahan, Manager of International Plant Exploration Program, Atlanta Botanical Garden, is happy when referred to as a seed collector than a plant collector.

Preserving Tibet - The Water Tower of Asia to avert the Global Water War

His Excellency President of Central Tibetan Administration, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, delivered the 5th Rabindranath Barthakur Memorial Lecture, 2017. In honour of Shri Rabindranath Barthakur, he speaks about preservation & conservation of the Eastern Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau- the Water Tower of Asia.

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