PnW flyer 

Announcing a new publication by Kalpavriksh

Ten stories from across India about people who have special bonds with the nature and wildlife around them Edited by Tanya Majmudar and Sujatha Padmanabhan
Illustrated by Nayantara Surendranath

Price: Rs. 200

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Critters Flyer 

Announcing a new publication by Kalpavriksh - Critters Around Our Homes

This book provides a peek into the
lives of some creatures that we see in and around our homes. It is written by Sanjay Sondhi and illustrated by Sushama Durve

Order your copy now.

Price Rs.150

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Ecologies of Hope and Transformation 

Across India, communities and individuals are exploring ways of ensuring human wellbeing and prosperity through more democratic, ecologically sensitive and culturally rooted ways. This book puts together 9 powerful stories from different social and ecological contexts. Collectively, they challenge inequality, ecological damage, centralised governance, and the currently dominant model of development.

Edited by: Neera Singh | Seema Kulkarni | Neema Pathak Broome
Authors: Adam Cajka | Ashish Kothari | Harini Nagendra | Meenal Tatpati | Nyla Coelho | Rashi Mishra | Seema Bhatt | Seema Kulkarni | Shiba Desor | Sujatha Padmanabhan | Vinay Nair
Price: Rs. 200
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Published by: Kalpavriksh and Soppecom

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Kalpavriksh would like to express its deep sadness at Taghi Farvar’s departure from this world, perhaps continuing his community’s ancient nomadic ways and his own love for travel into new worlds. Taghi was an old friend of Kalpavriksh’s, as part of several collaborative initiatives.  He was the chairperson of CENESTA-Iran, of the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, and of the International Consortium on Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCA Consortium), of which Kalpavriksh was a founding member. As a member of the Iranian Azerbaijan tribe, and co-founder of the Union of Indigenous Nomadic Tribes in Iran (UNINOMAD), Taghi spent the equivalent of several lifetimes promoting respect for and the territorial governance rights of indigenous peoples and other local communities. This he did both in practice (actively helping several nomadic peoples in Iran to gain recognition and rights, for instance), in policy (especially at international levels in IUCN and in the Convention on Biological Diversity, amongst others), and in (other) intellectual forums and publications. His command over more than half a dozen languages enabled him to reach out to communities and officials and academics across the world.

Beyond all this, however, Taghi was an incredibly warm, generous, humour-filled, wise, mischievous, courageous man. Several of us in Kalpavriksh will not forget his unconventionality (not only in thinking but also daily acts, such as walking barefoot into formal meetings full of stiff-collared folks, sleeping in the corridors of global meetings, and much else), his warm bear-hugs, and his love for all things Indian. He could be enormously irritating (his absentmindedness getting many folks into all kinds of tangles), but his good-naturedness always won us over.

We offer our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones in Iran and elsewhere.