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.