Overlapping 2 biodiversity hotspots that are home to 12,000 unique species and 220 ethnic communities, the Eastern Himalayan region is amongst the last remaining bio-cultural hotspots of the world.The region is resource rich and in latter years, changing human aspirations have led to a ‘battle’ for resources that threaten its biodiversity.

The Balipara Foundation launched its first habitat restoration in 2016 with the explicit aim of making indigenous communities the stewards of their natural inheritance through capacity building and pilot programmes towards restoration of degraded forest habitats & enhancing natural assets, creating a system for sustainable natural capital optimization – liquidation for delivery of universal basic assets to
forest-fringe communities.

OUR IMPACTS SO FAR

1.2 Million

Natural Assets
created
across
4000 hectares

INR 163 million
100% increase

In community
incomes

INR 360 Million

In sustainable
livelihoods on
forest maturation

Enhancing
Community
Institutions

JFMCs, patrolling & monitoring groups, building alternate livelihood sources

Natural Resource
Management
Skills

Towards autonomy and self-sufficiency for communities