Episode 1: Assam's secret bird paradise

Shreyansh and Rituraj kickstart the Nature People Podcast with an episode on Assam's lesser known Garbhanga forest, a critical habitat for different bird species. Together they speak with their guest Nilutpal Mahanta, a phd researcher at the Guwahati University's department of zoology.

While Nilutpal narrates on Garbhanga's people and bird biodiversity, Rituraj and Shreyansh stress on the need for community based conservation models. As stories on economic benefits, encroachment, and cultures roll out, the three agree on one thing: upgradation of Garbhanga's legal status is a must!

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