Kalpavriksh, Oakland Institute, PEACE, and INSAAF organised three events highlighting the role of Indian companies and government in massive landgrabs in Ethiopia and other African countries, on 5/6th February 2013. See Briefing note and press coverage...
- Ethiopia landgrab article -The Hindu 19 Feb 2013 Latest!
- Briefing Note: Ethiopia land acquisition further revised
- Ethiopia Speaks: Call against forcible land grab - Souzeina Mushtaq, Delhi, Hard News
- Indian companies involved in Ethiopia land grab-activists - Hindustan Times
Indian companies' investments in Ethiopia displace people: Activists, Business Standard
- Indian investors are forcing Ethiopians off their land - Global development -John Vidal, The Guardian
- Ethiopia dam project is devastating the lives of remote indigenous groups - John Vidal, The Guardian
- As It Happened: Indian-Ethiopian Civil Society Summit on Land Investments
The 100th. issue of Protected Area Update December 2012 (Vol. XVIII No. 6) has been released. This issue reminisces about the early years and discusses relevant issues that need to be addressed. The issues are edited by Pankaj Sekhsaria. Back issues can be browsed at the Protected Area Update section. Other Outreach Newsletters, People in Conservation, can also be accessed from the Documentation Center.
The Documentation Center at Kalpavriksh brings you the updated - People in Conservation, The May-October Issue Vol 4 issue 3.
A Report on the Colloquium on the Role of ICCAs in Achieving the Aichi Targets, that was held at CBD COP11, Hyderabad, India has been uploaded along with other issues that can be read in the CCA Global section. A Learning Workshop on Community Forest Rights, Organized by Vasundhara and Kalpavriksh on 2- 4 November 2012, CYSD, Bhubaneswar, has also been uploaded in the Forest Rights Act section
Here are some new stories that have blossomed from the Magic Garden. Neema Pathak writes about "How my Plants miss me when I am not around" and Arshiya Bose writes about, "The amazingness of earthworm poop!"
Do get your child to read some of the past stories from the Magic Garden