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Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2017

Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2017 Photo Credit: Jeevan, Courtsey Pixabay

The distinctive richness of the Eastern Himalayas can be attributed to its colorful biodiversity, numerous niche ecosystems, and vibrant communities. Understanding the dynamics, structure, and functioning of these systems adds an enormous complexity to not only their conservation and restoration, but also in engaging stakeholders and finding innovative long-term solutions.

Quotation Invitation for Equipments for Research Project

Sealed quotations are invited from reputed manufacturers/authorized dealers/vendors for supply & installation of following equipment required for DBT sponsored research project of Dr. Gitamani Dutta, Balipara Foundation, Balipara, Tezpur, Assam.

Empowering the next generation of Eco-crusaders through education

Located in the forests of the Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark, the Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ School is ‘dedicated to inspiring the Eastern Himalayan community and promote the culture of interdependence’. Through the principles of Naturenomics™, Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ School engages people of all ages and cultures and ‘sensitises them to nature through practical activities’.

Celebration of World Environment Day by Balipara Foundation

World Environment Day is celebrated globally on June 5th of every year to inspire people around the globe to become aware about the environment and learn more about ways they can help to ensure the safe future of our planet. Balipara Foundation also celebrated this day by doing activities like plantation drive and saplings donation. The day first started with saplings donation among the locals at the centre of Balipara.

Times Environmental Hero Dr. Peter Raven on bio-cultural heritage of Eastern Himalayas

Described as the "Hero for the Planet" by Time Magazine - Dr. Peter Raven inaugurates the Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark
Described as the "Hero for the Planet" by Time Magazine - Dr. Peter Raven inaugurates the Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark

Dr. Peter Hamilton Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden, is one of the greatest botanists and environmentalists of our time. Dr. Raven through his teachings has sensitized our understanding of the impact on life on Earth influenced by population, affluence and technology. He guides us through tracing history and civilization, development of cities and languages, the beginning of agriculture, 12000 years ago leading to storage of food and battles over it, globalization and fossil fuels impact on climate and by shifting focus from consuming everything around us to preserving and protecting our natural assets for a sustainable future. 

Eastern Himalayan Botanic Ark to participate in Who’s Who session, YETI, 2017

Local people selling wild food plants

Young Ecologists Talk and Interact, YETI is a unique gathering of ecology students organised entirely by students (

North East India: The unique biodiversity hotspot with rich avifauna

A Great Indian Hornbill at the Nagaland

The North Eastern (NE) region of the India is a biodiversity hotspot and represents one of the highest avian biodiversity of the Indian subcontinent. The region is ecologically represented by the Eastern Himalayan biome and is rich in a number of endemic flora and fauna. Several avian species inhabiting this unique ecosystem are not found or reported anywhere else in the world.

Case Study: Robin Naiding Karbi Anglong, Assam

Rolf von Bueren, LADV, Thailand presents the Food for Future Award to Robin Naiding from Karbi Anglong, Assam

Realising the importance of natural resource management, Mr. Robin Naiding have encouraged and sensitised the village community of Bagadima comprising 42 households in Assam to create less pressure on forest cover and make the best use of land and its resources in a sustainable manner. He have promoted horticulture crops such as litchi, mango, banana, and parkia in his village with organic management of soil fertility and used cover crops to reduce weed growth and soil erosion. Under the leadership of Mr.

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