Forests provide the essentials of life—clean air, fresh water, food, fuel, medicines, and livelihoods—for billions of people. They are also critical to the fight against climate change. Trees already capture and store nearly a third of human-caused climate pollution and forests naturally cool the planet’s surface and regulate rainfall. Roughly 60% of India’s $3 trillion economy is mid to highly dependent on the healthy functioning of ecosystems for their future growth and sustainability. 57% of rural Indian livelihoods depend on healthy forests – forests which are rapidly disappearing across the country today. Deforestation in India's Eastern Himalayas alone represented 74% of India’s total deforestation between 2017 – 2019 (FSI, 2019).View Full Story
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Wild Mahseer is the hub of mindful tourism in Balipara County impacting community development and growth through rural livelihoods, social mobility and preservation of our Nature Capital.Read full Story
Incubated by Balipara Foundation, Elephant Country is a brand designed to synergise Asian Elephant conservation and community development. Elephant Country products are symbolic of the interdependent relationship between men and elephants. Crafted by local artisans of Eastern Himalayas these products tell a story of coexistence and a unique bond of nurturing and being nurtured.