New Digital Magazine on Biodiversity and Environmental Issues of Northeast Launched
GUWAHATI: Aaranyak, a society for nature conservation in northeast region of India released ecoNE, an online magazine and digital platform to highlight biodiversity and environmental issues of the region.
The website of the magazine www.econe.in has been released through an online launch on May 1 at Guwahati.
Dr. Bibhab Kumar Talukdar, Secretary General and CEO of Aaranyak said, "We are dedicating ecoNE at the service of the nation in ensuring ecological sustainability of northeast India through use of media. A digital platform such as ecoNE was a long pending need for the Northeast.
The prevailing COVID-19 pandemic has failed to dampen the launch of the magazine which tells stories of the wild, reviews conservation actions, provides multimedia content featuring the rich biodiversity of northeast India as well as highlights the environmental concerns. The magazine contains articles including original investigations, photo stories, videos, illustrations and a series of Eco Talks on biodiversity and environmental issues, conservation science, endangered species conservation, technological applications in the field of research etc.
Udayan Borthakur, Chief Editor of ecoNE, speaking during the launch said, "Our tryst with nature also comes with responsibilities and communicating with the masses on biodiversity and the environment is one such responsibility that drives development of this online platform."
Borthakur along with Munmita Boruah, who is the Executive Editor of the magazine, Kukil Gogoi, Chinmoy Swargiary and Plabon Das forms the team responsible for development of ecoNE.
The platform intends to promote young writers and budding environmental journalists of the region.
"Last year, we had offered five story grants to young environmental journalists to cover original stories from Northeast India which will be published in ecoNE," says Udayan Borthakur.
The magazine also intends to publish documentation work by amateur nature lovers, photographers and filmmakers, besides having articles from subject experts.