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Case Study: TONGAM RINA

Tongam Rina receiving the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Award in 2014

Tongam Rina is currently the Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times and is known for her bold articles on current aairs in Northeast India. She was near-fatally shot, in front of her oce in 2012 for writing on sensitive issues. In the past, Tongam and her sta has received numerous threats for her writing against NSCN(IM), corruption and super-hydro dams of Arunachal Pradesh.

Case Study: MUNJALI TOKBIPI

MUNJALI TOKBIPI receiving the Young Naturalist Awards, 2013 - Assam

A member of the Karbi Community, Munjali has been working relentlessly to protect wildlife and green cover in the Karbi-Anglong landscape along with local communities, for which she was awarded the Young Naturalist Award by Balipara Foundation in the year 2013when she was 27 years old. Munjali’s father works as a government employee and her mother is a housewife, and they both supported her on her choice to take an upbeat career path and work towards wildlife conservation.

Case Study: BIODIVERSITY AND NATURE CONSERVATION NETWORK (BIOCONE)

BIOCONE receiving the Green Guru Award in 2015

Since 2010, the year of its inception, Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Network (BIOCONE) NGO, has been growing in the eld of nature conservation in Mizoram. The organization is working towards raising awareness among local communities regarding the importance of biodiversity and ecological balance in India, specically focusing Mizoram. The organization is also involved in wildlife documentation and exploration of Northeast India, particularly in Mizoram.

Case Study: NIMESH VED

Nimesh Ved receiving the Green Guru Award in 2015

Nimesh Ved leads the Samrakshan, a Non-prot organization that has been working towards conservation education and capacity building in North-east India for more than a decade. Previously, Nimesh was working independently in programs involving conservation issues in remote location of Central and Northeast India. Then after specically focusing on working in the State of Mizoram, he designed, implemented and documented a conservation education- based program which was community- centric and also sensitive to their cultural values.

Case Study: KHANCHENDZONGA CONSERVATION COMMITTEE (KCC)

KHANCHENDZONGA CONSERVATION COMMITTEE (KCC)Recipient of Eastern Himalayan Conservation Awards, 2015 - Sikkim

The state of Sikkim, currently considered the cleanest state of India in terms of rural sanitation, is a scenic state located between the kingdom of Nepal in the west, Bhutan in the east, Tibet in the north and Indian state of West Bengal in the south. It is also home to mountain peaks Dzongri (4030m), Goecha-La (5002m) and Mt Khangchendzonga, the world's third highest mountain at (8586m). The tourism in this area picked momentum within the past two decades and has created employment and revenue opportunities for many local community members.

Case Study: DR. ANWARUDDIN CHOUDHURY

Dr. Anwaruddin, releasing the book on 'Mammals of India', in collaboration with Balipara Foundation

Dr. Anwaruddin Choudhury is an ornithologist, mammologist, artist, civil servant, photographer and an author of several books on wildlife, notably known for writing a book on ‘Mammals of India’ in 2016. Dr. Choudhury received his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Geography from B. Borooah College, Guwahati in 1981. He then went on to Guwahati University to obtain his Master of Arts Degree in Geography in 1985. He obtained his Ph.D.

Case Study: RITWICK DUTTA

RITWICK DUTTA Recipient of Green Legal Awards, 2015 - North East India

Ritwick has introduced “environmental democracy” that gives citizens the tools to assess impacts of developmental activities and to call against destructive practices.

Case Study: GAUTAM UZIR

Gautam Uzir at the Seminar on Conservation of Nature: Role of Lawyers, organized by Aaranyak NGO

Gautam Uzir is a practicing lawyer at the Guwahati High Court since 1984. He is also a highly regarded and eminent lawyer in Assam, well-versed in several branches of the discipline of law. He is renowned for his accomplishments regarding public interest litigations in the eld of environment, forest and wildlife cases. He is also a regular guest lecturer at the Assam Forest School situated at Jalukbari (Assam) and Central Academy for State Forest Service, Byrnihat, Assam. He is also a member of State board of Wildlife, Assam.

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