3 of the Best National Parks of Assam
Assam / Conservation / Dibru-Saikhowa National Park / Kaziranga National Park / Manas National Park

3 of the Best National Parks of Assam

Assam is one of the picturesque states of India and falls in the remote northeastern part of the country. The richness of the region’s flora largely reflects the diversity of habitats. The fertile plains on the banks of mighty Brahmaputra River support a wide range of vegetation along the habitat of other rare wild species. … Continue reading

Assam / Conservation / Everything else / Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary / Sustainable Living

World Responsible Tourism Day 2013 – Conservation with Parijat Academy

More than a billion people have started traveling every year, a trend set to rise as this decade moves on. The time is all the more significant for the tourism industry to find sustainable solutions to protecting the people and resources on which it relies. Since the last seven years, World Travel Market (WTM) holds … Continue reading

Tipaimukh Dam | A Threat To Nature And Native Culture
Conservation / Culture / Everything else / Manipur / Manipuri People / Mizo People / Mizoram / Sustainable Living

Tipaimukh Dam | A Threat To Nature And Native Culture

Dams have remained as a major instrument in the path of economic development and prosperity for a country and have been integral in bringing nations closer to each other. It has also played its role in creating mutual suspicions, mistrust and misunderstandings between nations as well as the government and its people. Dams help people … Continue reading

Responsible Tourism Project Report: Tree Planting with Jadav Payeng in Assam
Assam / Conservation / Everything else / Literature Stuff / Mulai Forest / Travel Tales

Responsible Tourism Project Report: Tree Planting with Jadav Payeng in Assam

Little more than a year back, we’d enthusiastically begun our first responsible tourism project – a fundraiser meant to assist the forest man of India – Jadav Payeng, in his quest to grow more trees in the Brahmaputra Valley. With this post today, Greener Pastures is proud to announce that the fundraiser has been successful. … Continue reading

Eco-Tourism in North-East India – 6 Responsible Cottages And Homestays
Conservation / Dihing Patkai / Everything else / Majuli / Mawlynnong / Nameri National Park / Thembang / Touphema

Eco-Tourism in North-East India – 6 Responsible Cottages And Homestays

Northeast India is not one of those destinations found in every traveler’s list. This is mostly because of the region’s remoteness, closeness to sensitive international borders and absence of proper infrastructure. Call it godsend, the niche tourism acts as a safeguard to the region’s rich but delicate environment and cultures, whereas, if mass tourism was … Continue reading

Climate Change And The Future Of Assam: Floods, Erosion And Danger
Assam / Brahmaputra / Conservation / Everything else / Sustainable Living

Climate Change And The Future Of Assam: Floods, Erosion And Danger

Assam, located delicately where South Asia meets Southeast Asia, is a land blessed with an extremely rich biodiversity and cultures, and can arguably be considered as India’s most fertile state. But, as the years pass, more and more CO2 is getting released to the air, making the planet warmer. For those with a keen eye, … Continue reading

Photo Of The Day ~ Namdapha National Park
Arunachal Pradesh / Conservation / Landscape / Namdapha National Park / Photo Of The Day

Photo Of The Day ~ Namdapha National Park

The mighty Namdapha is a magical mystery; a forest that is alive, that has a spirit. And from the words of a good  and crazy friend, “it is absolute freedom!” The park can be considered as one of the last remaining tracts of the world’s greatest wildernesses. A boiling point of bio-diversity, but which is slowly disappearing. Converted into … Continue reading

Photo Of The Day ~ Return Of The Wild
Assam / Conservation / Landscape / Manas National Park / Photo Of The Day

Photo Of The Day ~ Return Of The Wild

Manas National Park in Assam, India, was once booming with wildlife diversity. So much so, that it in the 1980′s, it was considered as one of the most important Eco-regions of the world, and was named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. But then, came the disastrous 90′s, and Assam witnessed a decade of darkness – … Continue reading

Photo Of The Day ~ Friends Of Forests
Assam / Conservation / Kaziranga National Park / People / Photo Of The Day

Photo Of The Day ~ Friends Of Forests

Men are at times incredible. They risk there own lives, for love for others. In Kaziranga National Park, India, the prestigious forest guards battle it out against hunters and loggers. Yet, a many of them loose their lives to the very animals they are protecting. For the grasslands of Kaziranga are teeming with wild animals; … Continue reading