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Balipara Foundation Awards 2014

Balipara Foundation Awards 2014

The fragmentation of wildlife habitats resulting in the disappearance of wildlife corridors that connect these habitats is widely acknowledged as a major roadblock to biodiversity conservation.  The second edition of the Balipara Foundation Awards seeks to bring this critical issue to the forefront by throwing light on inspiring conservation stories and serving as a platform for like-minded people to raise awareness on some of the critical environmental issues in the Eastern Himalayan region.

The Balipara Foundation Award Winners – 2013 along with the Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi and Balipara Foundation founder trustees.

Event details:

Dates: November 7, 2014

Venue: Guwahati, Assam, India

Related info: Entry for the Awards ceremony is by invitation only.

About the event:

Carrying forward the legacy of the inaugural awards, the Balipara Foundation Awards 2014 (BFA 14) will honour ten outstanding efforts towards biodiversity conservation in the Eastern Himalayan region. The categories include a Wildlife Conservation Award, Habitat Conservation Award, Riverine Conservation Award, Annual Award, NaturenomicsTM Award, Nature Activist Award, Young Naturalist Award, Innovation Award, Young Entrepreneur Award, Lifetime Service Award and the Mark Shand Mahout Award, in memory of the late Mark Shand, one of the greatest wildlife personalities of his generation.

The Balipara Foundation strongly believes that people who have devoted their lives to the defense of our natural treasures should be honored and BFA 2014 aims to set an example of what can be achieved through passion.

Meet the winners of the Balipara Foundation Awards 2013 HERE.

About the Organisers/Partners:

Balipara Foundation: The Balipara Foundation is a non-profit organisation instituted with the mandate of ‘facilitating and driving community level involvement and employment/income generation through social entrepreneurship in Naturenomics™ initiatives that are economically self- sustaining.

Sanctuary Asia: Sanctuary is an organisation that communicates the rationale for wilderness conservation and environmental protection, particularly in an era of climate change. We are at the fulcrum of several wildlife conservation campaigns and serve as a network for wildlife groups, concerned individuals and non-profit organisations.

Aaranyak: Aaranyak is a registered society working for the conservation of biodiversity in Northeast India through research, environmental education, capacity building and advocacy for legal and policy reform to usher a new era of ecological security.


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Bittu Sahgal

July 10, 2014, 08:03 AM
 Ranjit Barthakur is a one-man green army and his Balipara Foundation is recognising those who are building our nation, but are seldom recognised. More power to you Ranjit.