our vision

Build resilience of communities and maintain healthy ecosystem, and protect our life on land from externalities such as climate change, unsustainable development and globalization. We visualize a mosaic of landscape and communities living in harmony as one, just as it was few hundred years back. The ‘Egam Basar-Project Nature’ (EB-Project Nature), envisions that it is moral and unavoidable obligation of the present generation to leave behind sufficient food, clean water, air and safe environment for survival of our future generations and as such, conservation of forests and bio-diversity is indispensable as a part of sustainable and climate change mitigating development.

Project Activites

Our projects shine light on emerging trends, use data science and traditional knowledge to identify patterns and make a case for change. Climate change and anthropogenic changes such as shifting cultivation has impacted springs drying and loss of forest resources. The project activities focus on: • Water Conservation: Reviving drying springs • Knowledge Sharing: Upscale best practices • Forest regeneration: Conservation of forests and plantations • Knowledge Park: Capacity building and knowledge sharing • Monitoring of Wildlife: Camera traps and data generation

our mission

Our mission is to protect and enhance forest ecosystems that will regulate clean water, air, wildlife and biodiversity for future generations. We want to demonstrate sustainable mountain farming systems, rejuvenate drying springs, and protect indigenous and medicinal plants, through research and innovative technologies. We immerse deeply within our landscape and communities, identify local solutions, and bridge bottom-up solutions for policy uptake.


about us

EB-Project Nature is a composite project on water, forest and bio-diversity conservation located at Soi Village of Basar, the HQ of Lepa Rada District of Arunachal Pradesh state. It’s activities include conservation of water, medicinal plants and orchids with special emphasize on rare, endangered and threatened species and wild life protection. The project was conceptualized in the year 2008-09 as river and spring rejuvenation project considering rapid drying of rivers and spring water sources and long term threat to food and potable water security for the area. Later, the project activities spiraled to bio-diversity and wildlife conservation as integrated activities. In the recent time, eco-tourism activities have been initiated in a small scale and in a controlled manner.    

Orchid Conservation
Water Conservation
Forest bio-resource & Wild life
Eco Trails & Eco Tourism

Project Activities

In order solve the water scarcity for the village, it was necessary to save the spring from further drying and rejuvenate it to it’s original flow. The intervention required were artificial recharge of the spring-shed area by adopting methods of rainwater harvesting as short term measure and restoring depleted forest as long term measure. The idea was to create a model which could be replicated in other parts of the area facing the similar problem. As per the plan, numbers of small recharge pits were dug in the springshed area to harvest rainwater and forest was allowed to re-grow itself with additional plantation of rare and endangered plant species to increase plant bio-resource and to ensure food for wild animals for future. After years of activities, the project could rejuvenate the spring and solved the water scarcity problem of the village along with conservation of bio-resource and wild life in the area.

rain water harvesting pits

The general size of pits was kept 2 m length x 1 m breadth x 1 m depth

Master pit

The general size of pits was kept 2 m length x 1 m breadth x 1 m depth

Plantation of food for animals and birds

In order to secure food for wild animals, it was necessary to increase the number of food plants 

Native Orchid species conserved

85 rare orchid species identified and preserved

Eco trails

Eco-trails have also been made along the plantation of rare native species for exposure visit of nature enthusiast and conservationists.

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