Environmental Friendly

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.

Case Study: RUPJYOTI SAIKIA GOGOI

Rupjyoti Saikia Gogoi receiving the NaturenomicsTM Award in 2015

Assam’s handloom and textile products are world-renowned for their patterns, designs and authentic hand-made fabrics, especially known for supporting the women from the state. A majority of rural women from Assam depend on it for their livelihood. It was a general practice for women in Assam to pass on the handloom weaving skills to their children with every new generation. Rupjyoti Saikia Gogoi was one such woman who was taught the art of weaving from her mother in Assam.

Case Study: RICHARD BELHO

Richard Belho receiving the NaturenomicsTM Award in 2015

Richard Belho, also known as the ‘Bamboo Architect’ runs Zynorique Initiatives, an architecture rm and organization based in Kohima, Nagaland along with Kezhagwetuo Peseyei that constructs eco-friendly structures and also provides training of employable skills to the youth of Nagaland. His architecture rm started in 2002, and it works towards promotion of sustainable construction and implementation of innovative and ecological architectural concepts.

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