Our Business is about Conserving Deeporbeel
Deepor Beel is a significant riverine wetland in the Lower Assam Brahmaputra Valley, known for its abundant avian fauna.
It serves as a migratory bird staging
site and hosts major aquatic bird congregations during the winter season. It has been recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International and designated as a Ramsar Site in 2002, covering an area of 40 sq. km. In 2009, a 4.1 sq. km. portion of the site was declared a wildlife sanctuary.
in Deepor Beel
Simang seeks to comprehend the traditional community-led conservation practices and sustainable methods for generating additional livelihoods. Fishing serves as the primary occupation for the local residents near
the wetland, and their longstanding ecological practices contribute to
the preservation of the beel. This concept revolves around the sustainable utilization of resources to support supplementary livelihoods within the current economic model.
Simang products are crafted from natural materials like
Water hyacinth, an invasive species that poses harm to both the
aquatic biodiversity and the livelihoods of Deepor Beel's fishing community. By adopting sustainable extraction and production
methods for Water hyacinth, Simang is making an effort to create
a green space in the city in the near future.