Conservationist

Dimbeshwar Rabha

Dimbeshwar Rabha is accorded the Food for the Future Award for his innovative idea of growing black pepper as an alternate source of livelihood through “Small Farm Integration for Sustainable Agriculture and improved access to market” project. The Award was presented by Jackie Leitch

The three Generation boatmen

Custodians of the river pathway to Bhutan’s magical forest land of Manas National Park, the three Generation boatmen – Purshoram Choudary, Shankar Choudary, Raj Kumar Choudary, Lokhan Choudary are the Cross-Country Preservation of the Eastern Himalayan Awardees. The Award is presented by Deitrich Schmidt Vogt, Dr. Paramananda Rajbongshi, Ranjit Barthakur and Richard Leitch. 

Narmohan Das

Naturenomics™ Awardee Narmohan Das has pushed the boundaries of sustainability by propagating the production of Ahimsa Silk and creating a circular economy within the silk industry. The Award was presented by Haiya Zhang

Mr. Dorji Wangchuk

Forest Rangers & Guards of The Eastern Himalayas Awardee Dorji Wangchuk has contributed to social development of forest fringe communities around the Royal Manas Park and helped Bhutan realize its goal to double the tiger population by 2020 by preserving the animal. Award was presented by Aneeta Dutta

Shri Alemba Yimchunger

Protecting the wildlife of Fakim Sanctuary Forest Rangers & Guards of The Eastern Himalayas Awardee Alemba Yimchunger is an inspirational nature lover who goes beyond the call of duty to preserve nature. The Award was presented by Alistair Morris

Tambor Lyndoh

Tambor Lyndoh is accorded the Eastern Himalayan Conservation Award for his contribution towards socio-economic development of forest fringe communities of Mawphlang, Meghalaya. A true Earth Hero of the Eastern Himalayas, he has successfully erected monoliths in Bhopal similar to the ones in Mawphlang Grove. The Award was presented by Prof. Sunayana Sarkar, NMIMS

Tenzing Bodosa

Allowing a safe passage to gentle giants in one of the most affected human-elephant conflict zones, Udalguri, tea planter and Habitat Conservation Awardee, Tenzing Bodosa has begun silent revolution by producing Elephant friendly tea. The Award was presented by Thu Zaw

Case Study: Mainu Marak

Mainu Marak - Special Recognition Award

The Special Recognition Award - Environmental & Social Activist was conferred to Mainu Marak from Sonitpur, Assam for socio-economic upliftment of rural women in her village. The Award was presented by Prof. Peter Mortimer at the Kunming Institute of Botany, a specialist in soil ecology

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