Eastern Himalayas

Brahmaputra leaves a desert behind

As the floodwaters of the Brahmaputra recede for now, farmers of Assam find their fields covered with sand on which they can grow nothing.

The Ocean of Churn by Sanjeev Sanyal

The Ocean of Churn by Sanjeev Sanyal

Balipara Foundation along with the Penguin Group is honoured  to host the  book launch "The Ocean of Churn" by Sanjeev Sanyal,on 17th August,2016,between 1930-2130 hrs,at The Royal Bombay Yacht Club(RBYC), Colaba, Mumbai

Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2016

Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2016

Successors & Inheritors of the Asian Elephants in the Wild & the Balipara Foundation Awards are proud to present the 2016 edition at Guwahati, Assam, India on 8th & 9th November 2016

Mammals of India By Dr. Anwaruddin Chodhury

Ranjit launches book 'Mammals of India' written by Dr. Anwaruddin Choudhury, IAS, on 9th June, 2016 in Guwahati Press Club. India has more than 400 species of mammals. It is the only country in the world to have the Tiger and the Lion. The presence of such a diverse mammalian species in a relatively small area of the globe is significant (c. 8.6% of the total mammalian species in 2.4% of the world’s land area).

Two Rescued Bear Cubs Admitted to IFAW-WTI’s Wildlife Transit Home in Assam

The rescued bear cubs seem to be responding well at IFAW-WTI’s wildlife transit home at Charaikhola.
May 20, 2016: In the early hours of May 18, two Himalayan black bear cubs rescued by the Assam Forest Department were admitted to IFAW-WTI’s wildlife transit home at Charaikhola in the Kokrajhar district of Assam.

Wildlife photographers discover new primate species in Arunachal

Photograph by the team of researchers headed by Dr Ranjan Kumar Das, Udayan Borthakur and Dr Dilip Chetry along with the professional bird guide Binanda Hatibarua

GUWAHATI, April 22 - In yet another validation of the North East’s remarkable faunal diversity, a group of wildlife photographers and biologists has discovered in Arunachal Pradesh a species of primate new to India.

The white-cheeked macaque (Macaca leucogenys), which was spotted and photographed in Anjaw district in the eastern corner Arunachal Pradesh is, in fact, a species new to science. It was first reported by Dr Li Cheng and his group from Modog in south-eastern Tibet in China in 2015.

Crested Kingfisher

Ccrested Kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris) is resident of the Himalayas and foothills of Northern India, Bangladesh, northern Indochina, Southeast Asia, Japan and Russia. It is a very large (41 cm) black and white kingfisher with evenly barred wings and tail. It lacks a supercilium and has a spotted breast, which is sometimes mixed with rufous. This bird is mainly found in mountain rivers and larger rivers in foothills.

 

Balipara Foundation Report 2016

Balipara Foundation Report 2016

On the 5th & 6th of November 2015, we concluded the 3rd Edition of our Annual two day Conservation Event in Guwahati, Assam. These events were conceptualized around two distinctive varieties of mammals. The first is the largest of its type and the second the most intelligent. The first threatened and the second thriving. Both emotional and social creatures. Elephant & Man.

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