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First book on mammals out

Three decades of untiring and painstaking efforts of studying mammals has finally borne fruit. Wildlife conservationist Anwaruddin Choudhury has come out with a first-of-its-kind comprehensive book about mammals of India.

The book, Mammals of India, published by Balipara Foundation and released here today, is a major definitive work on the mammals of the country, where all the species have been mapped in colour with exhaustive details. The book has listed 430 species of mammals in the country.

How a 2 hectare forest in Bangalore’s heart has lowered temperature and raised its water table

The summer temperatures in Bangalore this year have been cause for particularly high concern among its residents, with some claiming that daytime temperature shot up to 41 degrees Celsius one day in April. This summer has surely felt hotter than most old Bangaloreans remember them ever being.

Sikkim restricts mineral water bottles in govt programmes

GANGTOK: For effective waste management in an eco-friendly manner, the Sikkim government has restricted the use of mineral water bottles in government programmes and banned the use of foam food containers all over the state.

In two recent notifications issued by the home department, the government said there has been rampant use of packaged drinking water during departmental meetings and functions which is creating a huge piles of garbage that adds to the burden of the landfill.

Victory for Nature, Loss to Fossil Fuel Era

It was a victory for Christina Figures the UN climate chief, for having accomplished nearly 200 nations sign the Climate Change agreement in end of fossil fuel era. Ranjit Barthakur, Founder Trustee had the privilege of presenting her the Water Book along with MR Ramaswamy the Founder of Corporate Eco Forum, in June 2015.

If Bottled Water Is So Bad, Why Are Sales Hitting Records?

Years of effort by campaigners have barely slowed the beverage's popularity.

Balipara Foundation Report 2016

Balipara Foundation Report 2016

On the 5th & 6th of November 2015, we concluded the 3rd Edition of our Annual two day Conservation Event in Guwahati, Assam. These events were conceptualized around two distinctive varieties of mammals. The first is the largest of its type and the second the most intelligent. The first threatened and the second thriving. Both emotional and social creatures. Elephant & Man.

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.

My Journey from Daporijo to Gerukamukh, Lower Subansiri Dam

We started our journey from Guwahati on the 19th of March and travelled through the north bank of the Brahmaputra River, right up to a place called Daporijo in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, covering a distance of 741 kms in 22 hours.  Daporijo is situated on the banks of river Subansiri and this was the actual beginning point of our real journey! For 5 nights and 6 days, we coursed down from Daporijo to Gerukamukh in the Assam- Arunachal border.

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