Click Conserve Care Report - A UNEP & GHF Initiative
- A Global Photography Contest
GLOBALHUNT FOUNDATION (GHF)
UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
About GlobalHunt Foundation (GHF)
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to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), GHF serves as a knowledge catalyst and engages its vast corporate clientele with
diverse multi stakeholders and enhances their Corporate Sustainable Responsibility. As a strategic partner, GHF provides key
research, reporting, programme design and advisory, training and capacity building, due diligence and impact assessment.
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The report has been prepared by GlobalHunt Foundation comprising a team of researchers and consultants. The information and data in this report is based on the programme of “Click,
Conserve & Care- Global Photography Competition” conducted by GlobalHunt Foundation. The programme was an online initiative with respect to the United Nations Environment
Programme for World Environment Day 2014. All the materials in this publication is quoted and referred with proper attribution.
Note from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 1
Note from GlobalHunt Foundation 2
Note from Himalaya Drug Company 3
Note from Mahindra ekoSol 5
Executive Summary 7
Rising Sea Level & Regional Impact 9
Top 10 Concerns of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) 10
Disappearing Small Islands of India 11
About the Contest 13-14
Award Sponsors 15-18
Himalayan Drug Company 1 7
Mahindra ekoSol 18
Click, Conserve & Care - Global Photography Contest 19-47
Note from the United Nations Environment Programme
Every year, on June 5th, millions of people across the planet celebrate World Environment Day—coming together at
community, national and regional level to promote positive action on the most-pressing environmental challenges of our
day. This year’s global host for World Environment Day is Barbados, one of many Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
facing multi-dimensional issues that require integrated global action.
SIDS contribute little to the problem of climate change—the combined annual carbon dioxide output of these nations
accounts for less than one per cent of global emissions. Yet they are especially vulnerable to the changing climate due to
their small size, narrow resource base, susceptibility to natural hazards, low economic resilience, and limited for mitigating
and adapting to the effects of climate change. The very existence of low-lying nations, such as Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall
Islands and Tuvalu is threatened by climate change-induced sea level rise.
As one of the smallest independent states in the world, with a total land area of just 431 km2, Barbados faces many of
the challenges outlined above, but it is not passively accepting its fate. Barbados has long been a leader in the Caribbean
region in the Green Economy approach. Its current National Strategic Plan (2006-2025) clearly identifies “Building a
Green Economy: Strengthening the Physical Infrastructure and Preserving the Environment” as one its key aims.
Barbados’s transition to a green economy offers opportunities for managing natural capital, further diversifying the
economy, increasing resource efficiency and supporting the goals of poverty reduction and sustainable development.
Tremendous potential exists for greening the agriculture, fisheries, building, transportation and tourism sectors, and
Barbados is demonstrating the political will to move to a Green Economy both through its policies and engagement with
the United Nations Environment Programme by hosting World Environment Day.Overall, climate change adaptation is a
top priority in SIDS, but lack of financial resources is an obstacle. However, considering that the capital cost of sea-level
rise in the Caribbean Community Countries alone is estimated to reach US$187 billion by 2080 under current practices,
investing now to head off such a massive economic impact makes sound business sense.
The right enabling conditions are vital to generate and stimulate both public and private sector investments that incorporate
broader environmental and social criteria, and thus address this growing challenge. You can contribute to this movement
by joining us, in Barbados or wherever you are in the world, in celebrating World Environment Day and raising your voice
to encourage action.
Mr. Achim Steiner,
UN Under-Secretary General
UNEP Executive Director
Note from GlobalHunt Foundation
Over the years, we have realized the impacts of inconsistent development on our
environment and society. We are facing crisis with respect to natural resources, damage
of ecology, over pollution, deforestation, land degradation etc. These challenges are
threatening our traditional resources, cultural knowledge and practices. Small islands
are one such resource centers which are facing crises due to climate change and
The impacts of climate change and unplanned development have worsened the
problems of these islands. The rising sea levels are bearing a disastrous effect on our
lands and destroying the humankind near the coastal areas. The island states are facing
grave issues such as soil sedimentation, land erosion, periodic floods, depletion of bio-diversity,
increase of waste pollution, loss of tourism, loss of economy etc.
The Indian sub-continent too is facing similar consequences of rising sea levels; mangroves of Sundarbans, Godavari-
Krishna, and seasonal salt marsh of Rann of Kutch will be lost in the coming times. Thus, to promote sustainable
development, conservation and to preserve these islands from diminishing, United Nations Environment Programme
(UNEP) declared 2014 as the year of “Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)” and has marked 5th June, 2014 as
the World Environment Day (WED) dedicated to conserve the small islands spread across the globe.
In support of the World Environment Day 2014, GlobalHunt Foundation organized “Click, Conserve & Care-Global
Photography Competition” and invited people to share and express their concerns towards the environmental challenges
of the society through photographs clicked and capured by them. In the past, also we have had a fruitful engagement with
UNEP where we conducted the Indian chapter of the “23rd International Painting Competition” for the underprivileged
children. To carry forward our association, GlobalHunt Foundation became the official India Supporter of the UNEP
WED Initiative 2014. GlobalHunt Foundation as a sustainability research and consulting organization goes beyond one
time activity and partnership, works on a mandate of “partners for all” whereby we bring multi-stakeholders of society-corporates,
civil society organizations, governments, local communities to forge strong alliances that will prove beneficial
for the society as a whole.
The competition was one of our prime efforts to support the UNEP initiative on small islands through photograph
resources and to spread the message to the larger world. As part of our responsible business, the foundation undertook
the activity of launching a global competition that will continue every year and endeavours to sensitize people on different
environmental challenges and problems. With “Click, Conserve & Care-Global Photography Competition” we have
commenced a journey to engage people towards rising concerns that are affecting our present and our future. The
“Click, Conserve & Care - Global Photogrpahy Contest” initiative will become a significant platform for people to
convey their messages about the decaying environments of the world. The competition was an global initiative where we
received more than 200 entries from countires like Hungary, Iran, Indonesia, Ukraine, Mexico, U.S., U.K., Puerto Rico,
I would like to thank our award sponsors Himalaya Drug Company & Mahindra ekoSol for supporting the programame
and encouraging the participants and young awardees. Most importantly, I would like to thank all the participants who
came forward and participated in the programme by sharing their photographs on the diverse challenges which each
nation is facing with respect to the deteriorating environment and bearing implications on our social cutural lives.
Mr. Sunil Goel
Note from the Himalaya Drug Company
As a company, Himalaya believes in doing the right thing. Back in 1930, our founder invested in an organic farm in
Dehradun, much before the birth of mainstream environmental activism. We have always been obsessive about giving
customers safe, efficacious and affordable products. Thinking beyond ‘today’ and nurturing symbiotic relationships where
everyone stands to gain is part of who we are.
Our values point us towards sustainable behaviours. Coupled with this, the imperatives of a changing business
environment make sustainability a favourable road for us to travel. In fact, it is the only road for companies with a sound
business perspective. Today, sustainability is being adopted across functions, encompassing sustainable sourcing of
herbs, packaging, waste management, community engagement, energy efficiency to employee engagement.
We must understand that sustainability cannot be the responsibility of any one person or team. It must permeate the very
soul of the organisation. Environmental and social problems impact us all and we must act collectively to address these
The business advantages of sustainability are crucial. But, our commitment to it must also be driven by a higher purpose
- that of caring for the health of our planet, the well-being of the communities we touch and most importantly, shaping a
better future for our children.
The Himalaya Drug Company
Care For The Earth
• The company has promoted sustainable organic farm-ing
practices for cultivating herbs.
• Extensive use of Natural Fertilizer like Neem Oil to
ward off pests.
• Routine application of farmyard manures and vermi
compost keeps the soil rich in nutrients.
A Greener Planet
The Company has so far planted 150,000 trees in the
southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and 181,000
trees in India’s biodiversity rich Western ghats.
A mix of fruit, fodder and nitrogen-fixing trees have
been planted with the involvement of local communi-ties,
creating a sense of project ownership. Each tree on
an average offsets 50 pounds of carbon dioxide per
Restoration of Indigenous Herbs- Himalaya has set up a
tissue culture laboratory for the cultivation of seedlings
and plantlets of endangered species.
Efforts to propagate Ratna purush, a nearly extinct
herb found mainly in the forests of the Western Ghats in
India, have yielded success after two years of research.
We have also initiated farm trials of Saussurea lappa, an
endangered herb found in high altitudes. As part of a
collaborative effort to expand farming of this herb, the
University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore sup-plied
Himalaya Saussurea lappa plantlets.
Over 60 percent of these plantlets survived, and we are
now moving to full-fledged cultivation of the herb.
Care For The Environment Caring for Health & Community
Rain Water Harvesting
• A well-designed network of eight water wells and 59
recharge pits ensures that rainwater is collected effec-tively.
• Effective water requirement is met by two water
wells with an average generation capacity of 250,000
liters per day.
Greening our stores
• Himalaya has over 135 exclusive retail outlets -
• The carry bags are made from 75 percent recycled
• Himalaya hair oils come in bottles made from poly-ethylene
terephthalate (PET), a 100 percent recyclable
non-toxic soy ink for printing on our soap sleeves.
No waste in our backyard
• 90 percent of our solid waste is recycled.
• In the last two years alone we have recycled more
than 270 tons of dry waste. Which is equal to saving
4590 trees, 1,877,310 gallons of water, 158,490
pounds of air pollution, 826.2 cubic yards of landfill
space and 1,100,790 kilowatt hours of energy.
Project Abhiyaan- Farmer's Program
• Himalaya’s single largest Pan India Farmer's Program -
Focusing on economic empowerment of poor farmers
especially women farmers and the marginalized farmers
• Engaged over 4,000 small and marginal farmers across
India to grow medicinal herbs.
• Through the program, they cultivate herbs like Alfal-fa,
Ashwagandha, Tulasi, Ginger, Turmeric, Shatavari,
Vetiver, Mucuna and Kalmegh.
• Himalaya provides technical assistance and training in
good agricultural practices, sustainable herb collection
and organic farming.
• Farmers who participate in this program do not have
to depend on intermediaries to sell their produce.
Himalaya buys the herbs directly from them and pays
them a mutually agreed price, usually 10-15% higher
than the market rate.
Jagriti - Women Health
• Through Jagriti, Himalaya’s initiative to raise aware-ness
for women’s health and aims to educates women
on common health problems such as osteoporosis,
breast cancer, irregular menstruation, menopause-relat-ed
health concerns, nutrition and lifestyle disorders.
• Close to 500 programs each year, reaching 50,000
women across India.
Raising awareness for diabetes and osteoporosis
Since 2008, Himalaya has been conducting Diabetes
Detection Camps across India. Himalaya has reached
out to over 300,000 people across India.
Himalaya runs free diagnostic medical camps to test for
osteoporosis and provide appropriate medical alterna-tives.
Over the years, Himalaya has conducted over
1,500 camps across India.
Rehabilitation of Prisoners
Himalaya is working with the local prison authorities in
the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in India, to
The prisoners cultivate herbs for Himalaya, earn an
income and acquire essential skills.
The inmates own small plots of farmland back in their
villages. The aim of the project is to ease the inmates’
reintegration into society by teaching them skills and
helping build their self-esteem.
Note from Mahindra ekoSol
Across the globe, sustainable development is becoming the key word, which recognizes that growth must be both inclusive
and environmentally sound. It must be efficient with resources and carefully planned to deliver immediate and long-term
benefits for people, planet, and prosperity. With this becoming a self-implied mandate, there is a strong need of building
robust practices and business models that enable this philosophy.
India has seen tremendous growth over the last few decades. The backbone of this growth has been the availability of
Power, and it would continue to be so. However, this unrelenting growth has placed enormous demand on the country’s
natural resources. In a scenario where the country is trying to accelerate its development process, the rising feedstock
prices & unavailability of feedstock are raising concerns going forward, thus making sustainability an integral aspect.
To cope with increasing energy demands, conservation and energy efficiency measures are to play a central role in our
energy policy. The need for the hour is to tap into an energy resource that is abundant and widely available –renewable
sources of energy.
Renewable energy sources are best suited for addressing the underlying issues such as bridging supply shortages,
reducing carbon emissions and enhancing energy security. It is helping conserve the non-renewable resources by
reducing the dependence on fossil fuels, as well as offsetting green house gases thereby helping save the environment.
Also, amidst various other factors, access to reliable lighting & power is fundamental to the development of a society. It is
recognised that a society’s economic goals are intricately intertwined with its social and environmental goals. It is upon
every responsible organization to help achieve this goal through various social development programs & CSR activities.
With Indian picture becoming very conducive for harnessing the abundant power of Sun, Mahindra had made a strong
beginning in the space of Solar Power with a commitment to build a sustainable business. Powered by the Mahindra
Group’s rich lineage of advanced technologies, proven engineering & project management expertise and a passion
for excellence, Mahindra EPC aims to enable every Indian business, household and individual to rise with clean and
Through ekoSol, Mahindra EPC is driving to help provide an ideal platform for increasing the penetration of solar power
systems, including partnerships with socially responsible organisations like Global Hunt Foundation, creating a significant
and proven impact on community welfare.
On the occasion of World Environment Day, the “Click Conserve & Care-Global Photography” contest was thus
chosen as a platform to invite the members of the society and environmentally conscious citizens to come forth with their
third eye view and capture various facets of the need for conservation of resources and environment. The success of this
program truly demonstrates the changing mindset of community at large.
A step towards transforming lives for a better tomorrow and we call it RISE...
- Basant Jain
CEO, Mahindra EPC (Parent company of Mahindra ekoSol)
The “Click Conserve & Care - Global Photography
Contest” has been initiated as an online global photography
competition organized by GlobalHunt Foundation with the
support of UNEP, Himalayan Drug Company and Mahindra
ekoSol to mark the World Environment Day (WED) on 5th
June 2014. GlobalHunt Foundation as the “Prime Supporter
of UNEP WED 2014” in India, hosted the competition for
a global audience and encouraged participants to share
their environmental concerns in a sustainable fashion by
facilitating the competition in an online manner with the aid
of web technology. The competition was a two month long
initiative where through an online portal 3C Contest http://
www.globalhuntfoundation.org/3CContest/ people around the globe were welcomed to share their
pictures that depicted the dying environments of the world. The competition had 5 themes which
concentrated on emhasising the diverse aspects of environmental challenges coupled with social
cultural issues faced by our society. Through the website, the participants were given detailed
information about the contest, rules, a brief about all the partnering organizations and most
significantly on the UNEP World Environment initiative. Through a simple registration form the
participants were encouraged to submit their pictures as per the contest format. We received an
overwhelming response from people around the world wherein they submitted more than 200
photograhs which depicted the country specifc contexts of environment degradation.
On 5th June, 2015 to mark the occasion of World Environment Day, the winners of the competition
were declared on the official website titled 3C Contest and were requested to submit their
wining statements through emails. A netural approach for selecting the winners was practiced
by GlobalHunt Foundation where renowened judges, sustainability and communication experts
comprised the judging panel. We would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Amrit Srinivasan,
PHD Cambridge, Advisor GHF for her objective decision making and expertise extended
towards outlining the judging criteria and process. The participants were shortlisted after an initial
round of screening, and after the second round, the 3 top winners were selected and 20 winners
were acknolwdged and each participant was awarded with an E-Certificate of participation
for their significant submissions. I would like to extend a special thanks to the UNEP official
representatives Ms Joy Cruz-Lentz, Division of Communications and Public Information and
Ms Keziah Kirika, Programme Assistant, Nairobi headquarters for supporting the UNEP- WED
message across India, Mr. M. Ramsan, Executive, Corporate Communication, Himalaya Drug
Compnay, Mr. Devish Taparia, Manager, Mahindra ekoSol for awarding the winners with gift
hampers and Ms Megha Kaushik, Research Associate, GHF for the complete support and
coordination rendered towards making this global competition a successfull initiative.
I am pleased to state that a walk-in exhibition showcasing all the contest photographs was
organized on the World Environment Day, 5th June 2014 at GlobalHunt India, New Delhi Office,
and was open to all the employees, visitors, family and friends to come and encourage the
participants by appreciating their work and providing their kind comments to the art works
displayed from across the globe.
Ms. Radhika Ralhan,
Manager Corporate Sustainability
to be vanished areas,
threatened wildlife, flora,
fauna, indigenous species.
water bodies - dying
rivers, lakes, streams,
promoters of preservation,
- sustainable traditional
occupations, arts & crafts,
2. Relevance to the theme.
3. Innovation & Level
4. Angle & Expression.
5. Adherance to contest
Climate Change over the time has been diagnosed as a primary risk to environment, eco system and social structure of
society. The increased levels of gas emissions due to human activities are bringing changes in climate which in return are
further affecting the society. The prime visible consequences of climate change are loss of sea ice, raise of sea levels and
sea temperature. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which includes more than 1,300 scientists
from the United States and other countries, forecasts a temperature rise of 2.5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next
century. IPCC also predicted that global average sea level is likely to increase by 10.2 to 32 inches by the year 2100, with
a highest emissions scenario showing a sea level rise of between 21 and 38 inches by the end of the century1.
The rising sea levels are showing its major implications on the small islands of world which are facing huge challenges
with respect to their sustenance. A study on small islands of Pacific Ocean suggest that 15-62% of islands will disappear
under raising sea level of 1-6 m. IPCC Fourth Assessment Report also suggest that a 0.5 to 2 m sea level rise could
displace between 1.2 and 2.2 million people from islands in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.
By small islands, we understand all those islands which are small in size depending upon foreign trade because of their
limited and poor resource structure and low adaptive capacity. Most importantly, these islands are susceptible to various
natural catastrophes like sea level rise, tropical and extra tropical cyclones, increasing air and sea surface temperatures
and changing rainfall pattern leading to loss of habitat and ecosystem of these islands. Despite having almost negligible
contribution to depleting nature of world’s climate these small islands are facing the major consequences. With time,
the raising sea level is showing its negative impacts on small islands on all aspects life including “tourism, freshwater
resources, fisheries and agriculture, human settlements, financial services and human health”.
Thus, there is a need to understand the diverse challenges of these islands to develop a comprehensive approach of
sustainability for them. The need is to initiate practices that bring sustainable interventions on these islands which further
can assist in their conservation. These small islands are significant resource of traditional and indigenous environment,
knowledge and value for the society.
Hence, to sensitize the larger public about the vulnerability of these small islands the UNEP denoted its World Environment
Day 2014 (WED) theme to the Small Islands Developing States that was “Raise your Voice and Not The Sea Level”.
The GlobalHunt Foundation as a prime supporter of UNEP for the WED organized a global photography competition
“Click Conserve Care - Global Photography Contest” to bring awareness among people about the climate change
rising sea levels and the deteriorating effects on the ecosystem and their habitats.
Rising Sea Level & Regional Impact
Rising sea level will have the following impact on different regions of the world3
• Increased frequency, intensity and duration
of heat waves in cities
• Decrease snowpack in western
• Gradual depletion of tropical forest
• Loss of significant biodiversity through
• Significant changes in water
• Increased risk of inland flash floods
• Frequent coastal flooding and erosion
• Glacial retreat and gradual reduction in snow cover
• Huge species losses
• Reductions of crop productivity
• 75-250 million people by 2020 to be under the
stress of water scarcity
• 50% reduction in rain-fed
• By 2050s fresh water availability to decrease in Central,
South, East & Southeast Asia
• Coastal areas to be at risk due to intense flooding
• High death rate due to diseases related with floods
3 NASA Global Climate Change Website, http://climate.nasa.gov/effects#ft6, accessed on 8th June 2014 9
Top 10 Concerns of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)
1. In 2007, the IPCC estimated that by 2100, global warming will lead to a sea-level rise of 180
to 590 mm4.
2. The combined annual carbon dioxide (CO2) output of SIDS accounts for less than one per
cent of global emissions.
3. The projected 30-50 cm sea level raise by 2050 will threaten the existence of many small
islands as they lack the protection framework to fight the sea level.
4. Hydro-meteorological disasters, including cyclones, tropical storms and other windstorm related
events, account for almost 45% of all natural disasters on small islands5.
5. Local environment of many small islands are under stress due to change in climate change.
6. With limited resources and low adaptive capacity, these islands face the considerable challenge
of meeting the social and economic needs of their populations in a manner that is sustainable.
Sea levels has emerged as a serious threat for the biodiversity on islands. The ecosystem of
these islands have come under danger where the prominent biodiversity of these islands are
depleting and vanishing.
Large population of small islands live on disaster prone coastal area and have limited access
to risk reduction areas. The disasters affects large number of people which further bring huge
9. Many SIDS are facing trade deficit as they depend upon external trades for and are deeply
affected by the global slowdown and financial crises.
10. Growth of tourism industry on small islands has led to high level of foreign land ownership
which is posing challenges to traditional economic and social activities.
4 The facts have been compiled through data suggested in IPCC Assessment Reports
5 “Trends in sustainable development small islands developing states (SIDS)”, United Nations Report 2010, http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/313Trends_in_Sustainable_Development_SIDS.pdf
Disappearing Small Islands of India
India has almost 700 islands where Sunderbans, Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshwadeep and Majuli are facing the
climate change repercussions:
Sunderbans the largest mangroves forests of the world are depleting. The Lohachara and Supuribhanga islands of
already finished and even the Ghoramara is facing the similar problem of land erosion. Half of the Ghoramara island has
been washed in 25 years with now only 3.7 sq km left leaving lakhs of people homeless. Other islands like Shikarpur,
Gobindapur, Bankimpur and Boatkhali are also been affected7. More than10, 000 environmental refugees are paying the
price of raising sea level8.
Lakshwadeep having the largest coral atoll system of the world is exposed to the adverse effects of global warming. The
unique biodiversity of the island is related with the rich coral reef system as it caters to large number of fishes, mollusks,
echinoderms, sea grass, sea weeds etc. There are about 148 species of coral that are found in the Lakshadweep island9.
However, the raising sea temperature due to global warming destroying the exceptional ecology. It is asserted that the
temporary change in the climate of the Pacific Ocean in 1998 majorly destroyed the fragile ecology of Lakshadweep10.
If the situation persist it is expected that ecology will be completely destroyed in coming times that will further affect the
rich marine diversity of the region.
7 The Times of India, “Hungry tide, homeless people”, Subhro Niyogi, Dec 5, 2009, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Hungry-tide-homeless-people/articleshow/5304605.cms? , accessed on 7th June
8 The Hindu, “Stranded in the Sunderbans”, Feb 4th, 2008, http://www.hindu.com/mag/2008/02/24/stories/2008022450230700.htm, accessed on 7th June 2014
9 The New York Times “A Capricious River, an Indian Island’s Lifeline, Now Eats Away at It”, April 14, 2013 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/15/world/asia/indian-island-shrinks-as-brahmaputra-swells-and-sways.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0
10 Lakshwadeep Annual Plan 2011-2012, http://lakshadweep.nic.in/AnnualPlan_2011_2012_20.htm
Disappearing Small Islands of India
Maldives consisting of over 1,100 islands to the west of India, is the world’s lowest-lying nation as it lies more than about
2m (6.5ft) above sea level11. The recent reports on the island suggest that the island is facing problem of soil loosening
leading to land erosion and destruction of coast and by 2100 the island will completely extinct. 12
Majuli the largest riverine island of the world situated in Brahmaputra River of North East India is rapidly diminishing and
extincting. The total area of the island was said to be around 1, 246 sq km prior to 1950 but periodic floods and erosion
have reduced the island to 890 sq.km. which is also reducing with the each passing day. The records assert that 67
villages of the island have been destroyed and no longer exist13.
11 BBC News, “The Maldives’, battle against extinction”, Nov 9th, 2009, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8350629.stm, accessed on 7th June 2014
12 The Guardian, “The Maldives, a fledgling democracy at the vanguard of climate change”, Sept 26th, 2013, http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/26/maldives-democracy-climate-change-ipcc, accessed on 7th June
13 The Times of India “Majuli may be wiped out”, July 20th, 2012 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Majuli-may-be-wiped-out/articleshow/15051020.cms
About the Contest
GlobalHunt Foundation &
About the Contest
Click Conserve & Care - Global Photography Contest
To promote the initiative in India, the GlobalHunt Foundation became the prime Supporter of UNEP World Environment
Day. With the aim to sensitize and aware the community about the affects of climate change the GlobalHunt Foundation
organized “Click, Conserve & Care - Global Photography Contest” to encourage people to share photographs that
capture the dying biodiversity, traditional skills, livelihoods, arts and traditional culture which are in the process of being
extinct due to the environmental degradation and especially due to the harmful effects of climate change.
The Competition welcomed people around the world to share
any dying ecology or socio-cultural practice and economic
activity that is being affected by the unplanned development
and growth. Through the medium of “Click, Conserve
& Care - Global Photography Contest” GlobalHunt
Foundation encouraged people worldwide to showcase
their concerns through their photographs and share their
country concerns in the domains of environmental, social
and culutral sustainability. As an official supporter to UNEP
World Environment Day 2014 the Foundation aspires to
reach large number of people and generate awareness and
knowledge across the globe on enviornmental concerns.
The competition witnessed fantastic participation from countries such as U.S., U.K., Ukraine, Mexico, India, Indonesia,
Puerto Rico and Bangladesh etc. where numerous photographs were submitted by young participants. The competition
website www.globalhuntfoundation/3ccontest had all the details with respect to contest rules, contest themes, The top
3 winners and top 20 participnats were provided with winning and participation certificate by GlobalHunt Foundation
to recognize their contribution and efforts. The certificates provided to the candidates were of sustainable nature as an
online format was emailed to each and every participant.
Himalaya Drug Company
Himalaya Drug Company
With an aspiring and innovative vision of Mr. M. Manal ‘ to
bring the traditional Indian science of Ayurveda to society
in a contemporary form‘, the foundations of Himalaya was
incepted in 1930 in India. The main mission of Himalayawas
to provide healing and curative measures to the people
with the help of diverse medicinal plants that are safe and
effective. Most significantly, the endeavor was to bring the
herbal medicines in par with the contemporary medicines
both in terms of acceptability, quality and efficiency. It was
Mr. Manal’s long term perseverance, determination that led
to the initiation of the world’ first natural antihypertensive
drug in 1934, after rigorous years of research on the herb
Rauwolfia serpentina, Serpina®. With over 8 decades
of successful operations, the Himalaya Global Holdings
Ltd. (HGH), the parent of Himalaya subsidiaries, has
established its strong operating network in more than 90
countries, with over a wide range of medicinal and herbal
products consumed by populations and prescribed
by 400,000 doctors worldwide.
Himalaya Herbal Healthcare has brought the concept of
“well -being” to the doorstep of every citizen of the world
through its diverse contemporary range of more than
300 products comprising of pharmaceuticals, personal
care, baby care, well-being and animal health products.
It has been estimated that every year around 300 million
Himalaya products gets consumed around the world. The
company connotes the coming together of “tradition and
modernity” by spearheading the traditional ayurvedic,
herbal remedies to the people in an upscale scientific
manner, and encourages all generations of people from
older and younger to widely use them. Himalaya has
set an exemplary example of conducting business and
research in a sustainable manner by establishing a close
connection with nature.
The Himalaya company promotes the three famous
contours of sustainability through its products and its
operations – by preserving biodiversity, caring for the
environment, promotion of good agricultural practices,
it propagates Environment Sustainability – (Planet),
promoting well being among the population proves its
commitment toSocial Sustainability (People) and by selling
medicinal products at a conveniently affordable prices
and its up scaling denotes the Ethical Economic
sustainable operations that are also reflected in its
Mahindra & Mahindra as a group has always believed in
enabling people and the society to rise and meet their
goals and aspirations.
As a part of this vast group, with interests across industries
and verticals, “ekoSol” is the consumer facing brand for
solar products, housed within Mahindra EPC Services
(MEPC) Private Limited, which is a portfolio company
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Dying river Buriganga of Dhaka which is by industrial pollution.
Mahfuzul Hasan Bhuiyan
Saurav Karmakar Breaking Down the Water Supply
Around 1.1 billion people globally do not have access to improved water supply sources whereas 2.4
billion people do not have access to any type of improved sanitation facility. About 2 million people
die every year due to diarrheal diseases, most of them are children less than 5 years of age. The most
affected are the populations in developing countries, living in extreme conditions of poverty, normally
peril-urban dwellers or rural inhabitants. Through this picture I tried to depict, the worst water supply
system at Mathura in India where most of the villagers are enable to get drinking water properly.
Taken in Crystal, New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation.
Mahfuzul Hasan Bhuiyan
A boy is swimming in the extreme polluted river of Buriganga in Dhaka which is very imporant for the city. Today, the Buriganga river
is afflicted by the noisome problem of pollution. The chemical waste of mills and factories, household waste, medical waste, sewage,
dead animals, plastics, and oil are some of the river pollutants. The city of Dhaka discharges about 4, 500 tons of solid waste every
day and most of it is released into the river. Nearly 4.0 million people of the city are exposed to the consequences of water pollution
everyday. the most pollution creating industries of Bangladesh are tanning industries concentrated mainly in Hazaribagh area in the
south-western part of Dhaka. Most tanneries of Hazaribagh flush their waste water directly into the river. At present, there are about
170 tannery units in Bangladesh and they use locally available raw hides and skins. There is no fsh or aquatic life in the river apart from
zero oxygen survival kind of organisms. It is of paramount importance that we stop dumping pollution into the river take seriously
the project of cleaning it up. Despite allocated funds and constant newspaper reporting on the matter, our once-great natural asset
suffers from appalling neglect. Monies allocated to sewage works and cleaning water must be properly spent.In order to take care of
our environment, then, it is crucial that we take care of our environment, then, it is crucial that we take care of the state of our rivers.
I am trying to depict through my work that the concern authority should take care about the topic and to do well in favor of the villagers,
then only my effort will get appropriate success. Unless it’s in vain.
Parents of Mr Saurav, Kolkata
‘Existence’ captured in Crystal, New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation at a private residence. The way of life for the Dine (Navajo) is to live in harmony
with nature; corn pollen is held scared, prayed with and used in ceremonies, but the abuse from energy companies has put the Dine people in
fatal positions and the way of life is being lost. On this day, Father Sky showed its existence in away I have never seen and it felt good to be alive.
The Gull Says : “this food is not tasty..”
I Say : “Thank God, the bottle is not small.”
Dr. Sudhir Gaikwad
Ban the use of plastics....they are hazardous to wild life
Biram Kumar Chaurasia My House?
Saleem Khan Rising Sea and Threatened Mangroves
The picture depicts the array of young juvenile mangroves in
the midst of Pichavaram mangrove islands of Cuddalore District
of Tamil Nadu who are under the threat of rising sea level.
National Library of Kerman
National library of Kerman
Nataliia Kushnirenko Ethnic Mood
Modern technology makes people forget that things may have a soul.
Handmade traditional ukrainian clothing with ethnic embroidery speaks
itself on the folk ocarina music backround.
Butterfly in Wind
Butterfly in wind taken at Naintal “Lake District of India in Uttar
Puneet Verma The Decaying Lake in Bangalore
Bangalore hailed as Lake city of India is being affected by urbanization for
sure. Once such lake in my neighbourhood once a popular spot in soon
filling with Debris of the area and being planned to be reclaimed for road
construction. The debris and the once used boat pier in the foreground
and a long exposure to depict the passage of time.
The Dead Wood
Dead wood reaches up out of the depths of Lake Kariba, one of the largest
man-made lakes in Africa, swallowed up thousands of square kilometers
of dense Mopani scrub bush and Leadwood Forest, the dead, resilient
trees still stand, reaching up out of the water as a reminder.
Nis Daniel Boy Walking on a Broken Bridge
“Living” among polluted environment. A child is walking through
broken bridge, with the background of his house, and heavily polluted
environment, mostly from domestic garbage and some oil spill, smell is
awful, and fresh water must be taken from far away.
Nature vs. Nature
The picture captures the complete devastation of the giant evergreen forest
in Trinket Island, Nicobars by the Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004 and the reliance
shown by the Mother Nature in the form of new plant life in this hostile
Tapas Biswas The Lady Among the Camels
I shot this image during my visit to Pushkar fair, Rajasthan, India. Rural
women in Rajasthan sometimes struggle hard against poverty to maintain
their day to day life. The scarcity of water and fuel makes their lives harder
to live on. They sometimes go far from their villages in search of fuels in
the forms of dried leaves, logs and even camel stool. Here this woman is
collecting from the fair ground camel stool which will be dried up in the sun
and will be used as fuel while cooking a meal. Through this photograph, I
wanted to depict the struggle these women usually do for the existence.
Elephant seal which was nearly poached to extinction for their fur and
blubber which are growing in population.
Karken Riba Making Local Rice Beer in Traditional Way
Making Local Rice Beer in traditional way by the women of Galo Tribe
from Arunachal Pradesh India.
Shows the scarcity of water and a young girl making an effort to save
Depleting Bio-diversity-Purple Moor
Hen- a Threatened Species
The habitat wetlands of the fantastic Purple Moorhen in Tamil Nadu,
India are severely threatened by water pollution, encroachments, failure
of monsoons, drought and impact of global warming.
These are about decaying environment by human activites
Alana Galloway Keep on Swimming
A school of fish in Puerto Rico.
Raise Your Voice not the Sea Level
Aquatic animals, however smaller, can protect themselves from regular
natural changes in water levels due to nature’s phenomenon. But they
become helpless when it comes to rising sea levels it destroys their
defence and their natural habitats. This photograph shows protection
mechanism build by tiny sand bubbler crab using shells to prevent heavy
ingress of water of tidal waves and it looks decorative as well. So difficult
for us, human beings to build with such delicate arrangemnets but easy
to destroy it completely by catalysing rising sea levels and destroying
beaches, their habitats.
This is a photo of the simple joys of fishing through the culture passed
down from generation to generation in the small town. It also teaches us
about how sustainable one can be by living off the land.
Echo Of Rust
Water crisis is a great threat to our lives . No human & animals can survive
without water . Lakes , Rivers etc are getting drier due to environmental
Kazi Mushfiq Hossain