Julley! We are excited to announce a play staged by Gillo Repertory Theatre, based on one of our children’s books ‘The Ghost of the Mountains’.

Join Gillo Repertory Theatre at the staging of *THE GHOST OF THE MOUNTAINS* A story from Ladakh

Based on a book by Sujatha Padmanabhan Directed by Shaili Sathyu Performed by Ritul, Barkha, Jigna, Afsana, Saurabh, Preeti & Manoj

5th and 6th May, 4pm & 7pm PRITHVI, Juhu…/the-ghost-of-the…/ET00326735

7th May, 4pm NCPA, Nariman Point…/

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We’re excited to announce our new book, The Monster Who Could Not Climb a Tree by Tanya Majmudar and illustrated by Rajiv Eipe.

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Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are currently negotiating the text of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, which is expected to be adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) currently planned to be held at Kunming, China, from 25 April-8 May 2022. The current draft of the framework includes a 2050 Vision, 2030 Goals, Milestones, and Action Targets.
Date and Time of the Webinar: 12th February 2022, 6:30pm IST

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In this Webinar we will try and understand the following significant and most contentious of the 20 targets under negotiation:

  1. What is Target 3, commonly known as the ’30 by 30’ target, what could be its implications and what are the current global debates about it, particularly in the context of the indigenous peoples and local communities.
  2. Target 3 is expected to be achieved through protected areas (PAs) and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs). What are OECMs? How are they different from PAs? How are they to be declared? Who declares them? Status of National Guidelines on OECMs and status of declaration of OECMs in India? What would be the implications for conservation laws and policies in India?

A children’s event…

Based on a true story, this is a memoir about Chitty, a free-spirited dog living on a forest farm in the Western Ghats. Meet the author and illustrator in an interactive session as they talk about the making of this magical, wonderful book.

Who: 10 years and above

When: Sat, 29th Jan, 4pm (IST)

Zoom Link:

Watch Live:

Whatsapp Contact: 9820229003 (Vaishali)

You will need drawing paper and crayons

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The recently proposed Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill 2021 aims to dilute the vision and mission of the Biological Diversity Act 2002 (BDA 2002). If approved by the parliament, the amendments will render the BDA 2002 weak and powerless against the threats of bio-piracy and will make India’s rich biological resources that have sustained forest dwelling communities for generations open to exploitation. 

Join us for a discussion to understand the draft Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill 2021 and its implication on India’s biodiversity, trade in biological resources and the communities that depend on it. 

SPEAKERS: Ritwick Dutta, Environmental Lawyer, Legal Initiative for Forests and Environment (followed by discussions with the speaker). 

DATE: 25th January 2022 

TIME: 4:30pm to 6:00pm 


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We are happy to bring to you Marathi translation of our children’s book ‘People and Wildlife’ (published by Jyotsna Prakashan).

This book is about stories from across the country about people who have special bonds with the wildlife around them:
People in Mumbai live with leopards in their neighbourhood…
School children in Karnataka discover an unusual creature in their village…
Youth in Nagaland spearhead a ban on hunting…
Ten short stories – all inspired by real-life situations!

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We are excited to let you know that Kalpavriksh’s children’s books will be at the Guwahati Book Fair taking place from 29th December to 9th January.

These include illustrated story books and non-fictional educational material on the theme of environment, nature and wildlife.

These will be available at:
Anwesha Publications
Stall No. 88/89
Guwahati Book Fair,
AEI Field, Chandmari, Guwahati 3.

In case you would like to pick up copies for children amongst your friends and family, do visit. They also make excellent gifts in the festive season! Please see attached brochure of the 17 titles which will be available at the Guwahati Book Fair in limited numbers. 

We are excited to share a wonderful news with you all! One of our children’s books, ‘Saahi’s Quest’ written by Yuvan Aves and illustrated by Anusha Menon was announced as one of the Honour Books at the Green Literature Festival, 2021.

“The river nurtures us, nourishes us; we must fight for her right to flow!”

To read the latest graphic novel by Poorva Goel and Ashish Kothari click here.

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We are delighted to invite you all for a book event of our new book ‘Pedru and the Big Boom’ at The Dogyears Bookshop, Margao on 19th Dec, 2021 (11am-12pm)

About the book:

Pedru and the Big Boom (for children 8+)

Pedru is curious about life beyond his village in Goa. Even though he loves his father’s cashew trees and mother’s curries, his loyal friends and football fields, he desperately wants to be an ‘explorer’. But when his grand plan to escape turns topsy-turvy, he believes that he has set loose a chain of events, which will put his entire village in danger! Who are these mysterious new people? Why are they blasting a big hole in the hills near their village? What can he do to make things right?

This story is an emotional rollercoaster that takes you through the struggle of one boy and his village, against a powerful opponent, to save their beloved land…

About the Author

Nandita Da Cunha

Nandita da Cunha is an award-winning  children’s book author based in Mumbai. After her MBA at XLRI, (Jamshedpur), she worked as a strategy consultant with Arthur Andersen and KPMG, before moving on to what makes her happiest – writing. 

She has authored Picture Books, including ‘The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street’ (which won the Neev Book Award, 2021 – emerging readers category, and was a 2021 Parag Honour List book), ‘Just like Papa’ and ‘The Magic in my Fingers’.  Her other chapter books include ‘The Magic of Maya.’

She was among 14 playwrights selected to attend the fourth edition of the Writer’s Bloc playwriting program, conducted by the Royal Court theatre, London, in collaboration with Rage Theatre, Mumbai. She is also a pianist and is a Licentiate from the Trinity College of Music, London.

To register, the see poster attached.

We are delighted to announce new book ‘Conservation Kaleidoscope -People, Protected Areas and Wildlife in Contemporary India’

Conservation Kaleidoscope is a collection of over a 100 edits and accompanying news items that have
appeared over the last two decades in the Protected Area Update, a bimonthly newsletter on wildlife and conservation that has been published regularly by environmental action group, Kalpavriksh since 1994.

Written by the newsletter’s long time editor, Pankaj Sekhsaria, the individual edits offer an interesting and often counter-intuitive account of the state of wildlife conservation and protected area management in contemporary India. Organised over 14 broad themes in this collection, the book offers a ringside view of conservation that is as
challenging and informative as it is insightful and provocative.

Published by Kalpavriksh, Duleep Matthai Nature Conservation Trust and Authors Upfront

Print edition available on:
Amazon India | Flipkart | AuthorsUpFront

eBook available globally on Amazon
Kindle stores

Available for a special pre-publication discounted price of Rs. 450/- For details write to [email protected]

We are delighted to announce our new book for children!

Chitty and her forest farm by Serow, a moving account of a dog’s life on a forest farm in the Western Ghats, illustrated by Rajiv Eipe.

Chitty lives a free-spirited life on a forest farm in the Western Ghats. She has hair-raising encounters with wild animals, gobbles up termites, and plays tricks on the other dogs. You’ll love her antics! But she is also wise, a loyal friend, and has an extraordinary mind and soul.

To buy the book head on to Our Store

We are delighted to announce our new book for children!

Pedru and the Big Boom by Nandita da Cunha, award winning author of The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street, illustrated by Niharika Shenoy
A quiet Goan village is invaded by a mysterious gang of ear-shattering ‘diggers’. Meet young explorer Pedru, find out why he was all set to run away from his village, and what happens when he stays back and confronts this gang.

This book is being released during the Bookaroo event!

To buy the book head on to Our Store