GUWAHATI, Aug 6 - Green Guard Nature Organization executive member Binod Dulu Bora has been honoured as an �Earth Day Network Star.� He is the first person from northeastern India to be selected for this prestigious honour by Earth Day Network.
Earth Day Network, an international environmental NGO, is often credited for the modern environmental movement with the observance of the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Today, 50 years later, it engages with over 50,000 organizations in over 190 countries to widen awareness about environmental issues.
�As an Earth Day Network Star, he will join other committed environmentalists, each of whom does star-quality work,� Karuna A Singh, regional director-South Asia, and Country Director, Earth Day Network India, said in a message to Green Guard secretary general Rituraj Phukan.
A certificate and a star badge will be awarded to Bora for his �continuous and wide outreach to local communities,� leading to reduction of human-elephant conflicts, hunters laying down arms and rescue and rehabilitation of thousands of wild animals.
�Dulu has been leading the grassroots-based community conservation initiatives of Green Guard Nature Organization since 2000 and is the key person for implementation of grassroots projects supported by national and international agencies,� said Phukan.
Bora is also an accomplished wildlife rescuer who has saved many wild animals and rehabilitated them in their natural habitat.