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Rural Bengal Biospheric Research Foundation
(Non-Profit Organization registered under WBSRA-1961, Government of West Bengal and Income Tax Department, Government of India)
Conserves Biodiversity and Empowers Women
Rescue and Rehab the FWIS !!!
This is unfortunate to project that some 2000 Fisher Women of Indian Sundarbans (FWIS) are leading a miserable life at 20 remote forest-side villages of Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR)! They often killed either by Tiger attack, Crocodile fetch or venomous snake bites in a regular course!! Many of them are suffering from uterus cancer perhaps due to submerged condition in saline water for several hours on each day!!!...more
Rescue and Rehab the FWIS !!!
This is unfortunate to project that some 2000 Fisher Women of Indian Sundarbans (FWIS) are leading a miserable life at 20 remote forest-side villages of Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR)! They often killed either by Tiger attack, Crocodile fetch or venomous snake bites in a regular course!! Many of them are suffering from uterus cancer perhaps due to submerged condition in saline water for several hours on each day!!!...more
Rescue and Rehab the FWIS !!!
This is unfortunate to project that some 2000 Fisher Women of Indian Sundarbans (FWIS) are leading a miserable life at 20 remote forest-side villages of Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR)! They often killed either by Tiger attack, Crocodile fetch or venomous snake bites in a regular course!! Many of them are suffering from uterus cancer perhaps due to submerged condition in saline water for several hours on each day!!!...more
Rescue and Rehab the FWIS !!!
This is unfortunate to project that some 2000 Fisher Women of Indian Sundarbans (FWIS) are leading a miserable life at 20 remote forest-side villages of Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR)! They often killed either by Tiger attack, Crocodile fetch or venomous snake bites in a regular course!! Many of them are suffering from uterus cancer perhaps due to submerged condition in saline water for several hours on each day!!!...more
Rescue and Rehab the FWIS !!!
This is unfortunate to project that some 2000 Fisher Women of Indian Sundarbans (FWIS) are leading a miserable life at 20 remote forest-side villages of Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR)! They often killed either by Tiger attack, Crocodile fetch or venomous snake bites in a regular course!! Many of them are suffering from uterus cancer perhaps due to submerged condition in saline water for several hours on each day!!!...more

"..Sundarban is an internationally famous biodiversity hotspot and declared as a ' World Heritage Site ' by UNESCO, some 1700 poor fisher women living in the area of Gosaba block, South 24 Pargana Dist. WB lead a miserable life, often killed by tiger, crocodile or venomous snake bite while collecting their daily needs from the forest. Many of these women also suffer from various diseases and have no proper medical support.

It is encouraging to note that Rural Bengal Biospheric Research foundation is working on alternative livelihood program's and taking the initiative to rehabilitate these fisher women with the support of other Govt. and non Govt. agencies. "


Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil

(Former President of India)

Ongoing Projects
RBRF would like to draw your attention, projecting an inexplicable suffering of the Fisher Women of Indian Sundarban (FWIS) on which the civil society is least aware mainly due to the accessibility problem in between the remotest villages near to the Bay of Bengal and the rest of the world! This emergently crucial social disparity has been noticed, researched and surveyed first by the RBRF, since 2014. Observing the ground reality, the organization has initiated the project SFWS (Social Support for the Fisher Women of Sundarbans). The main objective of the aforesaid project is somehow to provide direct financial assistance and some site-specific alternative livelihood to the FWIS (Fisher Women of Indian Sundarbans) at the forest side villages of internationally famous World Heritage Site, named Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR)! Some 2000 FWIS have already been identified as the beneficiaries of the project SFWS.
Under the project NASAS (Notional Areas of Scientific Aforestation at Sundarbans) RBRF targets to cover-up and restore the mangrove eco-system which has already been depleted for various socio-economic feature. This is absolutely a notional area plantation program undertaken by RBRF for nutritional, fuel and economic development of the poor villagers and sporadic greenery development. 10,000 endangered mangrove plants along with fruit and firewood species will be planted by which the poor villagers will get rid of malnutrition and the economic hardship to some extent. The successful execution and implementation of this project requires a moderate funding of Rs. 20,00,000 approximately. RBRF approaches to the responsible citizens, foundations, companies and organizations to extend their support to this essential initiative.
Under the project ASBES (Awareness on Snake Bite Eradication in Sundarbans) RBRF targets to eradicate the curse of venomous snake bite in the mangrove tangled swamp. As per the organization’s prolonged experience most of the snake bite cases are reported to cause by the Common Krait, Bungarus caeruleus. Producing a number of popular misconceptions, myths on snake bite and for being totally in dark about the actual habit of the common Krait the burgeoning death troll by snake bite has been hiked alarmingly in Sundarban! An urgent need has been felt to incorporate the dialogue between the common mass and experts in an interactive and communicative manner, what requires adequate funds of rupees 10,00,000. RBRF approaches to the responsible citizens, foundations, companies and organizations to extend their support to this essential initiative.
Under the project BDFPS (Benchmark Documentation and Documentary Film Production on Sundarbans) RBRF embraced the same mission to increase in mass awareness on the vanishing mangrove buffer and the struggle of the poor people of Sundarbans. RBRF is much concerned not only on the mangrove tiger habitat but the survival challenges to the fringe dwellers. The project BDFPS will come to a great help for the scientists, researchers and the administrator to find some pragmatic solution and to safe guard this unique eco-system. The project requires adequate funds of rupees 10,00,000, in order met the production cost of the documentary film and its dissemination. RBRF urges to the responsible citizens, companies and organizations of India for their kind financial assistance to meet the goal.
Under the project CRCBPS (Contemporary Research and Comprehensive Book Publication on Sundarbans) RBRF embraced in the note to conservation of the most vulnerable and fragile eco-system of Sundarbans. RBRF is much concerned on the challenges to the only mangrove tiger habitat of the world and the serious survival threats, both climatically and human activities to a grave extent! The project CRCBPS will come to a great help for the scientists, researchers and the rulers to find some pragmatic solution and to safe guard this unique eco-system. The project requires adequate funds of rupees 10,00,000, in order to conduct the contemporary Research and to publish a doubled version comprehensive Book on Sundarbans. RBRF urges to the responsible citizens, foundations and companies of India for their kind financial assistance to meet the goal.
The project PUPPET (Preservation, Understanding and Propagation of Ethnic Tribal Cultural Livelihood) is much focused on the enriched Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of the Tribal communities living scattered on the three southern districts of West Bengal (Jungle Mahal Area) which are under serious threat of transformation and contamination. The original forms of different tribal cultural traits are vanishing as quickly and radically, hit their psychosomatic set-up as well as livelihood pattern due to its premature transformation! Observing the ground reality, RBRF aims to safeguard, promotion and effective propagation of tribal ICH. The project PUPPET will come to tangible great help to the tribal artists of Jungle Mahal by an access to the global market as well. The project requires adequate funds of rupees 15,00,000, in order met the entire project cost. RBRF urges to the responsible citizens and companies of India for their kind financial assistance to meet the goal.
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Anath faced tiger attack
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Anath faced tiger attack
and saved!
ANNOUNCEMENT
RBRF welcomes all the responsible donors and sponsors to the Mega Event of "Save the Fisher women" under the project SFWS at Pakhiralaya, Sundarbans on 30th September, 2016. The deadline for participation is 30th August, 2016. Interested Donors and Sponsors are requested to contact us for necessary arrangement over there (2 nights & 3 days, including an unforgettable tour program at Sundarban Tiger Reserve). Be the change maker, participate in RBRF Event.
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