The Balipara Foundation Awards introduced by the Balipara Foundation in 2013, stands as a platform to reward and encourage the efforts of grassroots conservationist and social entrepreneurs working tirelessly towards preserving the rich biodiversity of the Eastern Himalayas.
The Annual Balipara Foundation Award
Bengia Manna Sonam, Arunachal Pradesh
Eastern Himalayan Conservation Award
Rohini Ballave Saikia, IFS Assam
Food For The Future Award
Mahan Chandra Borah, Assam
Forest Rangers & Guards Award
Sherab Dorji, Bhutan
Green Guru Award
Dr. Sherub, Bhutan
Lifetime Service Award
Sagar Mehta, Assam
Nature Conservancy Award
Moirangthem Loiya Ngamba, Manipur
Kürütsechu Self Help Group, Nagaland
Special Recognition Award
Dr. Zabed Hossain, Bangladesh
Dr. Zabed Hossain is a Professor at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh at the Department of Botany -researching and teaching in the area of Plant ecology, Molecular ecology and Environmental biology.
With an extensive research entailing plant-microbe interactions, abiotic stresses (e.g. arsenic, salinity and drought) on plants and its adaptation mechanisms – Dr. Zabed Hossain has been a true leader in allowing the society at large to understand the varying dynamics of theory and ground realities to touch base at the same time. Because of academicians like Dr. Hossain, it has been possible for onsite workers and implementational policies to be able to execute and envision a healthy ecology. Dr. Hossain’s further accomplishments include engaging in research studies and analyzing ecological relationships between plant and soil microbial communities in grasslands with reference to their structural and functional linkages. For this, we honour him.