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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: cute.ly/chitty
Watch Live: https://www.facebook.com/kathamehfil
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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To read the latest issue of Protected Area Update Newsletter, please click here.
People in Conservation: Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Security. Vol 10, Issue 1,March -August 2021 (Hindi)
Latest Hindi People in Conservation: Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Security Newsletter is out!
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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:
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.
‘A Monumental Folly’ is a new report from Kalpavriksh that looks at the rapidly unfolding situation in the southern most island of the Andaman & Nicobar Island group. Put together by Pankaj Sekhsaria, long time chronicler of the islands, the compilation is an exhaustive dossier (and an evolving archive) that puts together related information on Great Nicobar for quick and easy access. The first part is comprised of a series of news features on the Niti Aayog’s plans for the island that were published in the first half of 2021 in ‘The Hindu’, ‘Mongabay India’ and ‘The Wire’.
The second part, the more substantial one, is a set of 30 detailed annexures – meeting agenda notes, committee meeting minutes, administration notifications, call for proposals, the pre-feasibility report for the project dated March 2021, scientific assessments, RTI responses and much more.
The compilation aims to help the reader get a quick and reasonably comprehensive account of what has happened thus far and also help us, hopefully, to anticipate what we should be expecting in the months to come. It also aims to articulate and illustrate the folly of pushing such a mammoth project in these islands that lie at a very fragile and vulnerable intersection of the geological, ecological and socio-cultural. To go ahead with it will be to perpetuate a monumental folly the price paid for which cannot even be comprehended.
The report is available here.