Kalpavriksh has been an active part of a larger people’s initiative, which came together in 2004 as the Campaign for Conservation and Community Control over Biodiversity. What triggered the formation of this collective was the need for a broader response and constructive engagement with the Environment Ministry’s Biological Diversity Rules, 2004. These executive rules were issued to implement the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and they determine the manner in which the international law – Convention on Biological Diversity is taken forward in the country. Since then, members of the campaign including Kalpavriksh have been carrying out active research and information dissemination on the implementation of the law. It has also  joined with other national campaign and advocacy groups to submit well researched responses to legal and policy developments in the related fields of agro biodiversity, biosafety, intellectual property, people’s knowledge, conservation as well as institutional reforms required for strengthening biodiversity regulation.Campaign for Conservation and Community Control over Biodiversity. What triggered the formation of this collective was the need for a broader response and constructive engagement with the Environment Ministry’s Biological Diversity Rules, 2004. These executive rules were issued to implement the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and they determine the manner in which the international law – Convention on Biological Diversity is taken forward in the country. Since then, members of the campaign including Kalpavriksh have been carrying out active research and information dissemination on the implementation of the law. It has also  joined with other national campaign and advocacy groups to submit well researched responses to legal and policy developments in the related fields of agro biodiversity, biosafety, intellectual property, people’s knowledge, conservation as well as institutional reforms required for strengthening biodiversity regulation.

 

At present, Kalpavriksh is playing a support role of disseminating information related to the implementation of the biodiversity law. 

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This programme has its roots in some of the group’s earliest actions in the early 1980s, and involves:

  • Conceptual and advocacy work on more effective, democratic forms of conservation in India
  • Field documentation and research at several sites
  • Legal and policy analysis, advocacy, and outreach
  • Pioneering the concept of Community Conserved Areas in South Asia and the world
  • Networking with organizations and individuals across the world on C&L issues
  • Facilitating communities to further their conservation efforts
  • Leading a process of ‘building bridges’ between conservation and human rights advocates
  • Coordinating the ‘Future of Conservation’ network in India
  • Creating and disseminating briefing and guidance materials including newsletters

Overall contacts for C&L programme:

Neema Pathak Broome, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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