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Awards & Recognition


Seuj Sandhan — In search of Green — Award 2024

Aaranyak was honoured with the Seuj Sandhan — In search of Green — Award 2024 for its visionary and transformative contributions to environmental sustainability. The Meghmallar Art Foundation (Meghmallar Group) presented this distinguished award in Guwahati, Assam.

Biju Phukan Best NGO Award

Aaranyak was honoured with the Biju Phukan Recognition Award 2023 by Royal Affair in the category of Best NGO in Northeast India.

মানাহ আৰু মানুহ (Manas and People) receives National Award

During the 68th National Film Awards ceremony in 2022, our collaborative non-feature documenraty মানাহ আৰু মানুহ (Manas and People) bagged the “Best Environment Film” award administered by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Government of India.

Institutional Award in the Field of Science and Technology 2017

Government of Assam conferred the “Institutional Award in the Field of Science and Technology 2017” to Aaranyak.

Lighthouse Activity Award 2014

Aaranyak received Prestigious “Lighthouse Activity Award 2014” for Community Based Flood Early Warning System (CB-FEWS).

Sansad Adarsha Gram Yojana- Good Practices Award 2015

Aaranyak received the ‘ Sansad Adarsha Gram Yojana- Good Practices Award’, from the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India during an event in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, on 24th September 2015.
The award was conferred for the ‘Traditional Community Managed Irrigation System in Subankhata, Baksa District, Assam, jointly to Aaranyak and the Uttar Ancholik Dong Bundh Committee, Subankhata.

2012 Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Purashkar

Government of India conferred “Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar-2012” for significant and measurable contributions in the field of environment protection and improvement.

2011 RBS ‘Earth Heroes’ Award

Royal Bank of Scotland conferred the RBS ‘Earth Guardian’Award 2011 to Aaranyak under its RBS ‘Earth Heroes’ Awards. The RBS ‘Earth Heroes’ Awards, recognize and honor individuals and institutions who have worked exceptionally hard to preserve and protect ecosystems.


Affiliation as Research Institute under Dibrugarh University

Aaranyak signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dibrugarh University in February 2018 recognising the importance of research and development and intend to form a nucleus for promoting excellent quality manpower in the fields of wildlife research, biodiversity monitoring, water & climate change and related fields.

SIRO Recognition for Aaranyak

The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, has recognized Aaranyak as a “Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO)” with effect from 27 Feb 2006 based on the salient research work carried out by the researchers of Aaranyak.

Aaranyak joins the IUCN:

Aaranyak has joined the worlds largest conservation organisation – the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources as a member. The IUCN Council, at its 75th meeting held in Gland from 18-20 November 2010, approved the admission of Aaranyak as a Member of the Union in the category national non-governmental organization.

Aaranyak was a memeber of NBWL:

Aaranyak was selected as a member for three years of the National Board of Wildlife on 22 July, 2014, via a notofication of the Ministry of Environment and Forests constituting a truncated National Board for Wildlife.  The NBWL was set up under the Ministry of Environment and Forests and is chaired by the Prime Minister.

Secretary General becomes ICFRE member:

Effective November 2010 Dr Bibhab Talukdar, Secretary General of Aaranyak has been selected as a member of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE).

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), an apex body in the national forestry research system, has been undertaking the holistic development of forestry research through need based planning, promoting, conducting and coordinating research, education and extension covering all aspects of forestry. The Council deals with the solution based forestry research in tune with the emerging issues in the sector, including global concerns such as climate change, conservation of biological diversity, combating desertification and sustainable management and development of resources. Topical research by the Council enhances public confidence in the ability of forest managers and researchers to successfully handle challenges related to natural resource management.