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Balipara Foundation Awards 2017 - Winners Case Study

Balipara Foundation Awards 2017 - Winners Case Study

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.

Book Discussion of "Indira Gandhi - A life in Nature"

Book Discussion of "Indira Gandhi - A life in Nature"

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.

Scientists Claim They Have "Solved the Mystery of How the First Animals Appeared on Earth"

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.”

Promoting Eco-Tourism between the land of the rising sun and the land of red rivers and blue hills.

Promoting Eco-Tourism between the land of the rising sun and the land of red rivers and blue hills.

Take only memories, leave only footprints
Responsible travel to natural areas which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people

Naturenomics™ 6.0 (2016)

Naturenomics™ 6.0

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.

Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas

Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas

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.

Exploration and Discovery in the Last Shangri-La on Earth- Eastern Himalayas (Eastern Nepal, Bhutan & North East India)

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.

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