Towards a sustainable future..
- Responsible tourism promotion
- Environmental conservation
- Community empowerment
NgunuZiro is a non-governmental organization, registered with the Government of Arunachal Pradesh as a society in 2010. With its headquarters at Ziro, Lower Subansiri district in Arunachal Pradesh (India), NgunuZiro has been working for sustainable development of Ziro valley. The main thrust is on environmental conservation and community participation in the developmental processes.
NgunuZiro also works with various Self-Help Groups and Farmers’ Clubs in various villages around Ziro and build their capacity for sustainable livelihood. In addition, nature camps and environment education tours are organized for the school children.
Homestays at Ziro
One of the most successful projects of NgunuZiro has been the introduction of the concept of homestay in Ziro to encourage community participation in tourism related activities. Now, homestays have become popular among the tourists and many more such facilities have come up in the valley.
Ziro Butterfly Meet
Since 2013, NgunuZiro has been organizing the Ziro Butterfly Meet. The first meet in 2014 brought Ziro to the butterfly map of the world as the beautiful and rare live Kaiser-i-hind (Teinopalpus imperialis) was photographed and published for the first time in India. The subsequent editions of the meet drew participants from all over India and abroad and resulted in the documentation of about 200 species of butterflies and about 400 species of moths.
Ziro Bicycle Expedition
As a part of its initiative to promote clean environment, NgunuZiro has been successfully organizing Tanw Lemba Bicycle Expedition since 2013. This is aimed to popularize the bicycles as an everyday mode of local transport to reduce carbon footprints with increasing numbers of motor vehicles.
Zero-Waste Garbage Management
The organization also successfully introduced the zero-waste concept for garbage management of Hapoli township though follow up action remains much to be desired. The organization continues to promote cleanliness in the surroundings using the concept of zero-waste garbage amanagement.
We promote responsible tourism
- By involving local people in the tourism activities
- By promoting clean environment
We conserve the environment
- By organizing environmental events
- By promoting healthy traditional practices
We empower communities
- By building their capacities and involving them in the development process
- By working with various groups and clubs
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