Innovative Concepts

Innovation Through Technology in Eastern Himalayas

At a recent convocation of IIIT Guwahati, Ranjit Barthakur, Founder Trustee of Balipara Foundation, pioneer of Rural Futures in the Eastern Himalayas, emphasizes on the key role that Institutes like IIIT can play in innovating with nature to strike a balance between fast pace technological advancement and its application to preserve natural assets in the Eastern Himalayas and enhance socio-economic development in the region.

India's double first in climate battle

The Tuticorin zero-emissions plant to make soda ash

Two world-leading clean energy projects have opened in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. A £3m industrial plant is capturing the CO2 emissions from a coal boiler and using the CO2 to make valuable chemicals. It is a world first. And just 100km away is the world's biggest solar farm, making power for 150,000 homes on a 10 sq km site.

Pakke Paga Festival 2017

Pakke Paga Festival 2017

Eastern Himalayan Botanic Gardens #EHBA is proud to be associated with the first Pakke Paga festival in Arunachal Pradesh to recognise the role played by the local Nyishi tribe in conserving hornbills in Pakke and to tell the world about the wonders of the Pakke Tiger Reserve

Pakke poster

 

China Announces It Will Shut Down Its Domestic Commercial Elephant Ivory Trade in 2017

China Announces It Will Shut Down Its Domestic Commercial Elephant Ivory Trade in 2017

The following statement was released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Executive Director Aili Kang: “China has announced today that it will close its domestic commercial elephant ivory trade in 2017.  President Xi Jinping announced last year that China would take this action and now we have a timeline.

Going into Business for Wildlife Conservation

Stalking jaguar in Pantanal, Brazil. (Photo by Gautam Shah)

According to World Wildlife Fund, the rapid loss of wildlife species today is estimated to be up to 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate. We are watching them disappear on a daily basis. It is astounding.

S. Ramadorai : WaterSpeak in Naturenomics™5.0

S. Ramadorai, Chairman, National Skill Development Agency

Tremendous opportunities are available to improve the way we manage our water resources.

Nick Stern: WaterSpeak in Naturenomics™5.0

Nick Stern, Professor of Economics and Government, London School of Economics

Clean water is the most precious of resources for survival; dirty water can be dangerous or lethal.

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.

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