Ri Gyancha –A biodiversity resource kit for educators in Ladakh has been re-published. This is a revised edition. It was first published in 2010.
Copies are available at Kalpavriksh and at Snow Leopard Conservancy-India Trust, Leh.
Kalpavriksh has joined several other organisations in the Bird Count India Consortium (www.birdcount.in), which aims to enhance birdwatching, listing and monitoring across India.
Please participate in the June Challenge (http://www.birdcount.in/june-2014-ebirding-the-4x5-challenge/), and keep a lookout for further events!
With numerous court cases, regulatory rulings and pending environmental clearances behind it, the South Korean steel major POSCO still persists with its plans in India. Kanchi Kohli looks at the latest in the case and wonders why
Perspectives on Environment, Society and Well-being
17-23 June, 2014, Mulshi-Pune
Kalpavriksh is organising a week long monsoon course on 'Perspectives on environment, society and well-being'. The course will be an attempt to reflect on the Indian environmental history and contemporary perspectives including ideas and practices in conservation, development and governance. It will also discuss some of the existing alternative discourses in India which pay greater attention to social justice and environmental sustainability.
When and Where
Seven days long residential course from 17-23 June, 2014
The course is being organized by Kalpavriksh in collaboration with Mahindra College at their campus in village Khubavali, PO Paud, Taluka Mulshi, Pune 412 108.
Deadline for registration extended to May 7, 2014
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Fr. Thomas Kocherry, one of India's most active defenders of the rights of artisanal fisherfolk and the conservation of the coasts and seas, passed away on 3rd May. Tom was a long-time leader in the National Fishworkers' Forum, and active in many other peoples' movements on environment and social justice at national and international levels. Kalpavriksh expresses its deep shock, and condolences to Tom's family and friends.
Kalpavriksh members are shocked to hear of the passing away of Sunilbhai of the Samajwadi Jan Parishad in Madhya Pradesh on the night of April 21 2014, and would like to express deep condolences to his family and friends. Sunilbhai worked selflessly for community rights, and was an innovative activist who forged institutions like the Tawa fishers cooperative and others. Kalpavriksh and Sunilbhai were in touch for a few years on the issue of the rights of people affected by protected areas like Satpura Tiger Reserve.
Photo credit Staff reporter The Hindu
Himalayan Ark and the Mesar Forest Fair invite you to Himal Kalasutra Bird Festival 2014
Date:11th to 18th May 2014
Venue: Sarmoli, Munsiari, Uttarakhand
in collaboration with The Community of Sarmoli & Shankhdhura, Himal Prakriti, Trust for Nature, Maati Women's Collective, Jungli School, Munsiari, and Kalpavriksh. Birdwatching, photography, weaving, stories, art....a basket of activities spread over a week, and ending in a unique Forest Festival.
Bindia Thapar, artist and illustrator, who brought alive dozens of books for children and adults with her wonderful and evocative drawings, passed away this morning, April 19 2014, after a long struggle with cancer. Bindia created the evocative illustrations used in Kalpavriksh's publication of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan final report and summary, some of them now used on our website and on our recent t-shirts. Kalpavriksh members express heartfelt condolences to Bindia's family and friends.