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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.

New Horizon of Hope for Rehabilitated Village in Assam

Happy villagers posing in front of a house
A villager in the process of shifting to his house
New Ram Terang Village

New Ram Terang Village, March 27, 2016: Today on the Easter Sunday, the first ray of sun over the New Ram Terang Village ushered in a new horizon of hope and bright future for the recent settlers from Kalapahar-Daigurung elephant corridor.

Elephant play mud slider

Back to the Roots: environmental heritage of India's North East
Back to the Roots: environmental heritage of India's North East

At Elephant Nature Park elephant like to play in the mud while raining and also slider on the mud. Hope you enjoy this video.
Music by : Media Right Productions

Elephants rival us when it comes to emotions.

Elephants are capable of complex thought and deep feeling that may rival us

Elephants, the largest land animals on the planet, are among the most exuberantly expressive of creatures. Joy, anger, grief, compassion, love; the finest emotions reside within these hulking masses. Through years of research, scientists have found that elephants are capable of complex thought and deep feeling. In fact, the emotional attachment elephants form toward family members may rival our own.

Endangered Asian Elephants

Endangered Asian Elephants
Endangered Asian Elephants

Can organised cultivation and plantations co-exists with Wild Elephants?

Can organised cultivation and plantations co-exists with Wild Elephants?
Can organised cultivation and plantations co-exists with Wild Elephants?

A herd of wild elephants attack and threaten a tea garden in Assam, India. The labourers get terrified and flee, stopping all tea harvesting and management work. Forest department personnel and the tea garden managers and their team use rifles to shoot in the air, in an attempt to frighten the elephants away, but in vain.

Kaziranga National Forest Guidebook

Kaziranga is best known for its rhinos, but its fortress home has also protected a whole range of herbivores including this sambar deer seen framed elegantly by its verdant forest.
Grasslands are the backbone of Kaziranga’s success and that of the rhino. The highest density of rhinos exists in the southwestern part of the park where short grass meadows are most extensive.
The Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris, is one among three hornbill species found in the park.

A child of the Brahmaputra river, the Kaziranga Biosphere Reserve is one of the most incredible ecosystems in the world. The interplay of the river and its tributaries results in a mosaic of tall elephant grass and forests that give rise to a vast diversity of insects, birds and animals.

Kaziranga National Forest Guidebook

A child of the Brahmaputra river, the Kaziranga Biosphere Reserve is one of the most incredible ecosystems in the world. The interplay of the river and its tributaries results in a mosaic of tall elephant grass and forests that give rise to a vast diversity of insects, birds and animals.

This magical land is synonymous with the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros – a name that inspires awe and pride in the minds and hearts of the Assamese people. This is also tiger and elephant country. In Kaziranga, you can hear the call of the hoolock gibbon and observe the aerial mating ritual of the Bengal Florican. The park also plays host to the Asiatic wild buffalo, swamp deer, sambar, hog deer and an astounding 500+ species of birds. Every nook and cranny of this emerald wonderland is special. But even more than the sight of a rhino, tiger or elephant, it is the park’s indescribable peace and quiet magic that feed the soul and remain with visitors forever.

This compact field guide from Sanctuary produced in association with Hathikuli Organic, Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited (APPL), APPL Foundation and the Rhino Foundation for Nature in Northeast India offers a snapshot of Kaziranga replete with insider tips on where to enjoy the best sightings and places to stay. With pages to jot down notes and memories, this is an ideal companion to take along as you explore the natural paradise of Kaziranga.

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