News on Events On Conservation, Rights, Food Sovereignty, Laws/Policies, And Related Aspects Of Indigenous Communities Held At CBD COP11'
Updates and News held at CBD COP11, Hyderabad, 8-19th. October 2012.
- Report of the Colloquium on the Role of ICCAs in Achieving the Aichi Targets, 13 October 2012, at CBD COP11, Hyderabad, India
- International Groups write to Indian Prime Minister to expedite implementation of Forest Rights Act, 15 October 2012 Just In!
- Civil Society Statement on Protected Areas, 10 Oct 2012 Just In!
- Global studies on Recognition and Support to ICCAs released at COP11'- Read More here Latest!
- CoP-11 on Biodiversity: An Opportunity to Go beyond Business as Usual - Commentary by Milind Wani & Persis Taraporevala Latest!
- India’s Economic Policies are Destroying Biodiversity and Livelihoods;Commitments Under CBD are Not Being Met - Issued by Indian civil society and community-based organizations, 16 Oct 2012 Latest!
- Press Release Prime Minister’s Address at CBD COP11 Is a Classic Case of Doublespeak, Kalpavriksh 16 October 2012 Latest!
- Halt violation of human rights in forests:Kalpavriksh, Greenpeace release report on Forest Right status in Coal mining areas, 15 Oct 2012 Latest!
- Statement Against the Guidelines on Tiger Reserves Submitted by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)- Issued by: Tushar Dash, Vasundhara Swathi Seshadri, EQUATIONS, 15 Oct 2012 Latest!
- India’s River’s are Drying, Fresh Water Biodiversity being Destroyed, and People Seriously Threatened from Mega Hydro-electric Projects - Can CBD help? 12 Oct 2012 Latest!
- Press Release- Marine Coastal Conservation, Statement by Indian NGOs, 9 Oct 2012
- CBD-COP11-The India angle by Ashish Kothari, DNA, 30 October 2012
- India pledges millions for global biodiversity by Vivek Nemana, New York Times
- Mention of BNHS Kalpavriksh press conference in story on PM’s speech at COP: Indian Express
- Coverage of BNHS coastal event: ECO – COP11 daily newsletter (issue 4)
- Activists Demand action on fading coastal biodiversity at (COP) 11 in Hyderabad
- Developmental Projects serious threat to marine, coastal regions
Latest Publication: The Second Act: Centre-State Conversations on Ecologically Sensitive Areas (2009-2012) by Meenakshi Kapoor and Kanchi Kohli
The Kalpavriksh Environmental Action Group annouces its latest publication: The Second Act: Centre-State Conversations on Ecologically Sensitive Areas (2009-2012) by Meenakshi Kapoor and Kanchi Kohli. This publication is a study looking at the interactions between the Central and State Governments on the issue of notification of Ecologically Sensitive Areas around Protected Areas and in the Western Ghats.
The Documentation Center at Kalpavriksh brings you the updated Hindi Newsletter- People in Conservation (समुदाय व संरक्षण), The June Issue Vol 4 issue 2 and the Hindi update in the Applicability of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (Also Called) The Forest Rights Act (FRA) To Protected Areas (PAs).
CFR Learning and Advocacy Process (CFRLAP), involves grass root level organisations and people's networks working with communities on FRA and CFR and other support groups like legal advisors and individuals involved in research. The objective of CFRLA process is to facilitate exchange of information and experiences and reinforce national level efforts for evidence-based advocacy on CFRs.
Check out the other Networks that Kalpavriksh hosts & co-ordinates
Kalpavriksh brings to you a series titled 'Magic Garden' published by Deccan Herald in the student edition. The series is being contributed by various people across India, all of whom work in the field of conservation. They are lucky to have had special moments in nature... an encounter with a particular species, something extraordinary about a place that they have visited, the sudden surprises that nature has sprung on them. This is what they will describe in this series.
The Documentation Center at Kalpavriksh brings you the new issue of the Newsletter- People in Conservation, June 2012. Also updated in the Advocacy section, is a short Legislation brief on Applicability of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (Also Called) The Forest Rights Act (FRA) to Protected Areas (PAs).
Starting 13th June 2012, the Rio +20 the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development begins. Kalpavriksh will be present at the meeting, mostly taking part in the parallel People's Summit, and in networks dealing with alternatives and community conservation
1) Proposing a People's Sustainability Treaty (PST) on Radical Ecological Democracy- this is part of the PST process in which civil society groups are trying to come up with alternatives, citizen-led initiatives at achieving sustainability, equity, and justice. Several events will be organised on this at Rio and will be annonced on their Events page (Peoples' Sustainability Treaties).
2. Participating in events of the ICCA Consortium: on issues of conservation by indigenous peoples and local communities
- Open Letter on Rio+20 from NGOs to the PM Manmohan Singh
- Open Letter from Kalpavriksh to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh