Eastern Himalayas

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.

Balipara Foundation Report 2015

Balipara Foundation Report 2015

This booklet was specially complied to capture the spirit of Balipara Foundation & two key events – ‘Elephant Talk: Asian Elephants in the Wild’ and the ‘Balipara Foundation Awards 2014’. Designed and compiled by Balipara Foundation.

Acknowledgements

Balipara Foundation Team comprising of Sanjid Dutta, Robin Eastment, Nitu Kumar Kalita, Pragyan Sharma, Gautam Baruah, Sagar Shringarpure, Sangeeta Menezes and Kenrick Ferns.

Balipara Foundation acknowledges the contribution of Bittu Sahgal, Daanish Shastri, Anirudh Nair, Gaurav Shirodkar.

My Journey from Daporijo to Gerukamukh, Lower Subansiri Dam

We started our journey from Guwahati on the 19th of March and travelled through the north bank of the Brahmaputra River, right up to a place called Daporijo in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, covering a distance of 741 kms in 22 hours.  Daporijo is situated on the banks of river Subansiri and this was the actual beginning point of our real journey! For 5 nights and 6 days, we coursed down from Daporijo to Gerukamukh in the Assam- Arunachal border.

Biodiversity - 2nd stop: the Eastern Himalayas

Biodiversity - 2nd stop: the Eastern Himalayas

Himalaya or “abode of snow” in Sanskrit stretches over 2400 km long and 250-400 km wide. This mountain range covers an area of ​​approximately 600,000 km² area lies between the Indian subcontinent and the Tibetan plateau in south-east Asia.

The Himalayas is home to the highest peaks of the world (14 in total rising to over 8000 meters including the highest, Mount Everest) and contains unparalleled biodiversity, a wealth which holds of exceptional neo-morphological conditions the region.

Eastern Himalayan forests turning brown: Study

Eastern Himalayan forests turning brown

NEW DELHI: In what appears to be another grim outcome of climate change, a study has found that forests in eastern Himalayas are gradually 'browning', with trees withering and foliage declining even during productive seasons. Similar changes were noted in tropical mountain forests across the world.

10 Point Resolutions Elephant Talk 2014

Asian elephant

Asian Elephants in the Wild Conference, 2014 resolved to establish and build an online Asian Elephant Secretariat to collaborate Conservation efforts & knowledge Bank on all things Elephants.

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