BALIPARA FOUNDATION SOCIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS

 

Each year, in the process of unearthing inspiring people who have been contributing to protecting our home – Planet Earth, we come across an incredibly diverse set of brave men and women – who do not let fear or uncertainty deter them. The Balipara Foundation Social Recognition Awards is honored to recognize these Earth Heroes, not only to shine a light on their work but also as a token of gratefulness for their selfless work.

The Lifetime Service Award

BALIPARA FOUNDATION LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD is given to an individual of legendary proportions. A Personality, whose life has been devoted to the ecological welfare of the people of the Eastern Himalayas and whose philosophy and purpose has been guided by the need to protect, restore and care for nature.

 

Recognizing exceptionally meritorious contribution to the environment
Outstanding accomplishments during the past year and over a lifetime
Dedicated themselves towards preserving the rich bio-cultural heritage and are the environmental crusaders of the eastern himalayas

 

ANNE WRIGHT
Assam & North Bengal,
India
2013

A vivid wildlife explorer

DASHO PALOR DORJI
Bhutan
2014

Protector of the landscapes of Bhutan

B.M. Khaitan
Assam,
India
2015

Conservator of biodiversity

TIRTHA BAHADUR SHRESTHA
Nepal
2016

A plant conservationist

HAOKHELET KIPGEN
Manipur,
India
2017

Conservator of communities and nature

USHA LACHUNGPA
Sikkim,
India
2018

A biologist and the first Indian lady to do a Wildlife Management Course

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