A tremendous year making a meaningful difference in the lives of the people, the communities that we serve and our majestic biodiversity, which remains as the cornerstone of the Foundation’s enduring commitment towards the Rural Futures in the Eastern Himalayas
The future with communities, livelihoods, nature-centred economy, biodiversity, education and natural resources is Rural Futures and thereby, an equitable and just future. Rural Futures is Balipara Foundation’s flagship framework aimed at demonstrating that a Naturenomics™ driven economy is both viable and suitable for communities in the long run.
The power to make a difference lies within us all. Nothing could demonstrate this fact more clearly than the recipients of this year’s Balipara Foundation Awards – ordinary men and women with extraordinary achievements.
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.
Leverage Nature Capital and forest capital in Balipara County to develop Universal Basic Assets
By Naturenomics Team on February 08, 2019
BFA 2018: Lifetime Service Awardee- Usha Lachungpa
The Pakke Page Hornbill Festival is the state festival of the Arunachal Pradesh, a region in the Northeast of India. The festival is held every year in support of wildlife and nature conservation, specifically hornbill conservation and takes place over three days. During this time local tribes and communities set up stalls selling traditional food, dress and hand carved ornaments. In addition to this, activities are held all throughout the day and traditional dances and performances take place on the main stage.
Over the years of our conservation efforts in the Eastern Himalayas, we have realised that Conservation initiatives will succeed long- term in the mission of conserving the biodiversity only when there is a broader and deeper engagement with the communities. Our Communities are our future.