Kalpavriksh has published new books for children. These introduce children to different creatures and their environments through stories. Some of the books are also available in different languages.  For more info on the books please check out our Publication SectionYou can also buy this pack of 5 (all books in English) for Rs. 400/- To order please write in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shero to the Rescue: Story by Ashish Kothari, Illustrations by Anusha Menon

Khari journeys through Kachch: Story by Sujatha Padmanabhan and Shruthi Ramakrishna, Illustrations by Kalyani Ganapathy

Circle of Life: Story by Tanya Majmudar, Illustrations by Sushama Durve

Ghost of the Mountains: Story by Sujatha Padmanabhan, Illustrations by Madhuvanti Anantharajan

Wildlife in a City Pond (Pratham Publication): Story by Ashish Kothari, Illustrations by Sangeetha Kadur


The Posco spat may be coming to an end

This is the 10th year of the MoU that was signed between South Korean steel giant Posco and the Odisha government for setting up a range of operations — a steel plant, captive port, and a power plant along with rail and road networks — in the state.

Back then no one anticipated that this MoU, touted as India’s largest foreign direct investment, would be where it is today. Over the years, this proposal has presented lessons on what could happen if environment laws are compromised and investment is pushed through despite local opposition.

Read more: The Posco spat may be coming to an end by Kanchi Kohli

 Kalpavriksh has published 3 new stories for children. Inviting parents and  children to spend an afternoon with the authors for book readings, games,  and more!

When: Sunday, 16 May 2015

Where: Pagdandi Books Chai Cafe, regent Plaza, Baner-Pashan Link Road, Baner, Pune

 For further details about the event contact Sujatha 8805246225.
 The books will be on sale (Rs.100/- each) along with other children's books  by Kalpavriksh.
 To order the books online, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2nduttarakhandBFSitabani participantsbyAshishKothari

The 2nd Uttarakhand Spring Bird Festival was successfully conducted by the Uttarakhand Forest Department at Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve from the 4th o 8th February 2015. Birdwatching at Pawalgarh, Sitabani and Kyari, was the highlight of the Bird Festival.

Seasoned birders and beginners, school children, members of the local community, forest staff from across Uttarakhand and many others showed great enthusiasm on the birding trails and everyone wholeheartedly agreed that the birdwatching was rewarding. Birdwatching was conducted at eight different forest trails, and over the four days, 800 people went birdwatching not only from Uttarakhand, but also Punjab, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Karnataka, Delhi, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and a few foreigners. The birdwatching was conducted by seasoned guides from various parts of Garhwal and Kumaon including those from rural communities.

Read more: The 2nd Uttarakhand Spring Bird Festival: Ten New Species Added to the Pawalgarh Checklist!

The Educational team of Kalpavriksh has come out with a few story books for children, and a book in Marathi, on the Sahyadri Region of Maharashtra. To know more about the books below...please check our Publication section

Shero   Cover img Khari Cover  

This story is set in Kachchh, Gujarat, in the West of India.  It was written in English by Ashish Kothari and has been translated into Gujarati by Rupa Majmudar and illustrated by Anusha Menon

A simple story that introduces children to the different ecosystems in Kachchh. Written by Sujatha Padmanabhan, and Shruthi Ramakrishna of Khamir, the story has been translated into Gujarati by Rekha Bhimani and illustrated by Kalyani Ganapathy.



Sahyadri book sampler A  This handbook on the Sahyadri region of Maharashtra focuses on mountain ranges of the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, popularly known as the Sahyadris.This book offers information on various aspects like ecosystems, biodiversity, threats and conservation measures with specific focus on the Sahyadri region in Maharashtra.