Eastern Himalayas

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.

About 50% of glaciers in Tibet already disappeared: Tibetan President

His Excellency Dr. Lobsang Sangay

Dharamshala — “About 50% of Tibet’s glaciers have already disappeared and that two-thirds of the remaining 46000 glaciers could disappear by 2100. This is a grim situation and all nations should work in concert to find a lasting solution,” said President Dr Lobsang Sangay while addressing a press conference in Guwahati as part of the Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics Forum organised by the Balipara Foundation.

Balipara Foundation Awards 2017 - Winners Case Study

Balipara Foundation Awards 2017 - Winners Case Study

Since 2013, Balipara Foundation has highlighted and invested in the efforts of societal entrepreneurs who are working tirelessly to create social, economic and environmental impact in protecting the essential natural resources and restoring the beauty of the Eastern Himalayas. Through the Balipara Foundation Awards, we award, reward and recognize these extraordinary visionaries of the Eastern Himalayas and their indomitable contribution.

The Himalayan - A Naturenomics™ Publication

The Himalayan - A Naturenomics™ Publication

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 nding innovative long-term solutions.


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