By Naturenomics Team on November 15, 2017
Since 2013, Balipara Foundation has highlighted and invested in the efforts of societal entrepreneurs who are working tirelessly to create social, economic and environmental impact in protecting the essential natural resources and restoring the beauty of the Eastern Himalayas. Through the Balipara Foundation Awards, we award, reward and recognize these extraordinary visionaries of the Eastern Himalayas and their indomitable contribution.
By Naturenomics Team on August 23, 2017
Book Discussion of the unconventional biography of Indira Gandhi- A Life in Nature authored by Jairam Ramesh. The author will be in conversation with Arupjyoti Saikia- Environmental Historian and Professer, IIT Guwahati. Balipara Foundation is passionately involved in enlightening the story of the 'Iron Lady of India' and her engagement with nature , and thereby restoring the balance between Nature and economy through it's subject NaturenomicsTM.
By Naturenomics Team on August 18, 2017
SNOWBALLS AND ALGAE
This week, in a press release, the Australian National University asserted that a team of their scientists had figured out how animal life came into existence on our planet. The release states, “Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist.”
By Naturenomics Team on June 14, 2017
Take only memories, leave only footprints
Responsible travel to natural areas which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people
By Naturenomics Team on January 05, 2017
The Eastern Himalayas represent a very unique ecology. There is a very wide variation in the flora and fauna in the Himalayan zone because of the very steep ascent in the terrain in a very short distance.One moves from the sub-tropical to the temperate to icy desert in a very short spatial distance and this has spawned a very rich and rare bio-diversity which is a veritable ecological treasure house.
By Naturenomics Team on January 02, 2017
Little is known in detail about the vulnerability of mountain ecosystems to climate change. Intuitively it seems plausible that these regions, where small changes in temperature can turn ice and snow to water, and where extreme slopes lead to rapid changes in climatic zones over small distances, will show marked impacts in terms of biodiversity, water availability, agriculture, and hazards that will have an impact on general human wellbeing.
By Naturenomics Team on November 14, 2016
By Naturenomics Team on November 02, 2016
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.