Bhaskar J. Barua blogs

Bhaskar J. Barua is the founder of Agoratoli Resort and co-founder of Kaziranga Foundation and Kaziranga Organics. He is passionate about wildlife conservation, ecotourism, and wildlife photography. Having lived in Agoratoli from 2010, he is closely associated with the local community of the fringe areas of Kaziranga. Bhaskar believes in empowering the local community through ecotourism and sustainable agriculture.

Bhaskar J. Barua blogs on diverse issues pertaining to Kaziranga National Park – the local community, the plight of the forest guards, empowerment of the fringe area people, organic cultivation, government policies, sustainable and responsible tourism. He believes that wildlife conservation is not sustainable without the active involvement of the local community. And for that to happen, the authorities should help in empowering the community.

Bhaskar J. Barua dreams about converting the Agoratoli area into an organic hub and is actively pursuing his dream through Kaziranga Organics, where he is experimenting with high-value cash crops like Orchid and Anthurium cultivation. He has featured in the docu-series SAVE THIS RHINO: INDIA aired in National Geography and anchored by Kevin Pietersen.

Are you a responsible Wildlife Tourist? Check it out

Are you a responsible wildlife tourist? Check it out Responsible Tourism for the host community means sustainable and efficient use of local assets including human resource, raw materials, etc to benefit the local community. And, a responsible tourist respects the ethos and culture, including the ecosystem of the host community. Though tourism contributes a great deal to the economy of an area, the effects of mass tourism can nullify all those positives in no time. This is especially pertinent to…

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