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

Photo of the Day: Man and River
Kaziranga National Park / Landscape / People / Sustainable Living

Photo of the Day: Man and River

The Diphlu River cuts through Kaziranga National Park and appears as serene as the expansive grasslands. It is a life saver for both humans and animals, ensuring a division between the two. Seen here, a man rafts in tune to the river. Related itinerary: Kaziranga National Park Tour and Safari – A weekend adventure Related … Continue reading

Re-Visiting The Indigenous Past Of Northeast India
Arunachal Pradesh / Assam / Culture / Everything else / Nagaland / People

Re-Visiting The Indigenous Past Of Northeast India

With the advent of modern science, the recent decades has seen urban influence penetrating even the lives of those who remain far away from cities. The same applies here in Northeast India. The indigenous peoples of the region, who occupy a remote frontiers consisting of rainforests and Himalayan mountains, have been witnessing the advent of … Continue reading

Nameri National Park

Radheshyam Goenka- forest man of Assam.

Originally posted on BGT Travelography:
Mr. Radheshyam Goenka of  Dibrugarh spreading ‘Green Love’ for last 15years. Another ‘FOREST MAN OF ASSAM’, he planted over 20,000 ‘KRISHNACHURA’ tree (Delonix regia) in Dibrugarh City. Goenka, Dibrugarh’s very own Sundarlal Bahugana, is aiming to personally plant at least 20,000 trees in and around the town. Unlike many others,…

Photo Of The Day – Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida)
Manas National Park / Wildlife

Photo Of The Day – Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida)

The Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida) is a beautiful passerine bird, common in eastern and southeastern Asia, photographed above in the thick woodlands of Manas National Park, Assam. They occupy forests and cultivated plantations. Both the male and female of the species look almost identical, and like other birds where there is no visible difference between the sexes, both parents contribute to the … 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

Photo Of The Day – Kaziranga in the Monsoon Season
Kaziranga National Park / Landscape / Wildlife

Photo Of The Day – Kaziranga in the Monsoon Season

The annual monsoons play an important role in keeping the grasslands of Kaziranga National Park fertile, making way for great biodiversity to flourish. As seen here, the grasslands all green a few weeks back. Related Posts: Photo Of The Day – Monsoon Coming! Monsoon In Cherrapunji – A Trip To The Rainiest Wettest Place Of … Continue reading

Photo Of The Day – Whreated Hornbill
Nameri National Park / Photo Of The Day / Wildlife

Photo Of The Day – Whreated Hornbill

The Whreathed Hornbill is an exotic tropical bird found from Bhutan to Southeast Asia. However, due to urbanization and illegal tree felling, the Hornbills along with other species face a threat of large scale habitat loss due to urbanization and illegal tree felling for profit. The above photograph, taken in Nameri National Park, near the foothills … Continue reading