Kalpavriksh Newsletter: Focus on Pastoral Communities

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The latest issue of Kalpavriksh’s newsletter, “People in Conservation: Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Security”, is a special issue on pastoral communities. It includes news about a village’s success, reports from workshops and conferences on the commons, the Forest Rights Act, a Biosphere Reserve, and women pastoralists, and case studies from the Deccan Plateau, Rajasthan, and Balochistan (Pakistan). On page 6, it also includes discussion of the Raika Biocultural Protocol by Hanwant Singh Rathore and Ilse Koehler-Rollefson, which the Raika is using to assert internationally recognized livestock keepers’ rights as well as their rights under India’s 2006 Forest Rights Act.

28 May 2011

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