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.

Sonam Wangdi, Elephant Talk 2015

Need both the countries to work together to protect habitats and species along the Indo-Bhutan border areas.

Dr. Varun Goswami, Elephant Talk 2015

Science can help in better understanding of landscape specific issues and to prioritize areas for mitigation.

R. K. Srivastava, Elephant Talk 2015

Strategies like trans-boundary coordination will help in elephant conservation.

Failure of multiple agencies come to fore

Rituraj Borthakur

GUWAHATI, Dec 22 – Days after five elephants were mowed down by a train near Bamgaon Tea Estate at Balipara in Sonitpur district, fresh details on the incident point at failures of multiple line agencies, including the Forest, Railways and the administration.

The Railways had earlier claimed that the spot – ‘Km 135’ between Balipara and Dhalaibeel stations – is not a “known elephant corridor,” and that the nearest such notified corridor is at ‘Km 131’ and ‘Km 144’.

Elephant Family’s Elephant Parade in India

Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla - Kali-doscope

Image: Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla - Kali-doscope

1. General

India’s elephants are running out of space. Their battle for survival is affecting thousands of families across India. Between now and March 2018 a brightly painted herd of 101 elephant sculptures are making their way to Mumbai to shine a spotlight on the 101 elephant corridor solution.

Honouring Global Legends: Parbati Barua, Queen of Elephants, Assam

Parbati Barua, Queen of Elephants, Assam

Parbati Baruah affectionately known as The Queen of Elephants, is the daughter of the legendary Prakhitish Chandra Baruah (Lalji) known for his knowledge and passion for elephants.

Honouring Global Legends: Priyanka Yoshikawa, Miss World Japan, 2016

Priyanka Yoshikawa, Miss World Japan, 2016

Eastern Himalayan Elephant Princess, Priyanka Yoshikawa is the winner of the coveted Miss World Japan, 2016 title. A half Indian and a half Japanese, Priyanka represents the bio cultural heritage of both Japan and India.


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