Eastern Himalayas

Lessons to be learnt from Emperor Ashoka and Kautilya Asian Elephant Secretariat launched today

The two day Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics Forum organised by the Balipara Foundation had started on 8th November in the College of Veterinary Science at Khanapara wherein discussions, presentations and plenary sessions were held behind the backdrop of the critical biodiversity the Eastern Himalayas. The College of Veterinary Sessions was moderated by Dr. R. N. Goswami, Dean, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University and in his welcome address Dr. Goswami stressed on habitat protection over specific species protection and laid concern in the lack of veterinary experts in forest department. Mr Ranjit Barthakur, Founder Trustee, Baliapra Foundation and the Architect of Naturenomics Model in his address highlighted the primary aims and objectives of the forum – nurturing the biodiversity of the Eastern Himalayas of which Notrth Eastern region is a major part and honouring the eco-champions of the year.

Nepal drains dangerous glacial lake near Mount Everest

Nepal has successfully drained part of a giant glacial lake near Mount Everest, averting risk of a disastrous flood that could have threatened thousands of lives, officials said on Monday. Scientists say climate change is causing Himalayan glaciers to melt at an alarming rate, creating huge glacial lakes which could burst their banks and devastate mountain communities. Imja Tsho, located at an altitude of 5,010 metres (16,437 feet), just 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) south of the world's highest peak, is the fastest-growing glacial lake in Nepal. 

Exploration and Discovery in the Last Shangri-La on Earth- Eastern Himalayas (Eastern Nepal, Bhutan & North East India)

The Himalaya – the abode of Gods, the land of snow, and the last Shangri La on Earth – is full of life. Designated as a global biodiversity hotspot, the region supports an extraordinarily high level of unique biodiversity. Being at the crossroads of historic and prehistoric trade routes and cultural diffusion, the Himalaya harbours hundreds of different ethnic communities and their associated languages and cultures, and its landscapes are sacred to several of the world’s major religions After the two poles, the Himalaya holds the highest amount of ice in its glaciers.

Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum - Launch Event

Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2016 - Preparing For Event

The Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2016 (EHNF ‘16) is the evolutionary outcome spanning three years, covering three editions of the Balipara Foundation Environmental Awards (2013-14-15) and two editions of the ‘Asian Elephant in the Wild’ Conferences (2014-15). Over the last three years, our events have primarily focused on Asian Elephants attracting participation from 30+ Countries and 50+ Organizations including Governments, NGOs, Corporates, Civil Societies, Universities and others.

 

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

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