• Community Protocols-Guidelines – finalized and online available

    Community protocols for pastoralists and livestock keepers Claiming rights under the Convention on Biological Diversity A community protocol is a document, produced by a local community, about the biological diversity it creates and conserves. Community protocols are an important way … Continue reading

  • ‘Cross of the Order of Merit’ on Dr. Köhler-Rollefson

    The German Ambassador to India, Dr. Martin Ney, conferred the prestigious German ‘Cross of the Order of Merit’, on Dr. Ilse Köhler-Rollefson at the German Embassy on 16th May. Before the ceremony a Science Talk on ‘Pastoralism: A Blueprint for Ecological … Continue reading

  • Camel milk diary – ready to start!

    The microdiary project the Kumbhalgarh Camel Dairy, was set up in 2015. It is using milk from areas where the camels graze on plants traditionally recognized as having medicinal properties. The milk is collected daily from registered and monitored herds; … Continue reading

  • 7th International Convention of Environmental Laureates

    18 March 2018, Freiburg, Germany   Laureates, environmental and sustainability experts from all over the world will participate in 7th ICEL. This year has a special focus on Ecological FooDprint. Exciting speakers, renowned international guests and great networking opportunities are … Continue reading

  • II. World Organic Forum, 7-9 March 2018 – Kirchberg/Jagst Germany

    From 7th until 9th March 2018 the second World Organic Forum organized by the Foundation “Haus der Bauern” and its partners will take place in Kirchberg/Jagst, Germany. International Experts will discuss the need of change of the agricultural paradigm. On Friday 9th March the Projects Coordinator of … Continue reading

  • Camel Festival – Successful Advocacy

    LPP and its partners LPPS and the Camel breeders of Rajasthan have lobbied for years for government support for camel dairying. Most recently at the Marwar Camel Culture Festival where this proposition received strong backing of H.H. Maharaja of Jodhpur, … Continue reading

  • Biocultural Community Protocol of Rajasthan’s Camel Breeders released

    Rajasthan’s camel breeding communities – representing various castes, incuding Raika, Rajput, Muslim, Bishnoi, Jat, and others – presented their Biocultural Community Protocol to H.H. Maharaja of Jodhpur and to two of Rajasthan’s ministers during the Marwar Camel Culture Festival on … Continue reading

  • BCP-Writeshop to develop BCP Guidelines

    From 4th-8th September international experts and practioners met in Sadri (Rajasthan/India) at LPPS campus to develop guidelines for BCPs by pastoralist communities. The writeshop was facilitated by Dr. Paul Mundy and attended by participants from India, Africa and Europe.

  • Marwar Camel Culture Festival, 3-5 November, 2017

    We are happy to be involved in the organization of the second edition of the Marwar Camel Culture Festival scheduled for 3-5 November at the campus of our partner organization Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan (LPPS) in Sadri in Rajasthan. An exciting … Continue reading

  • Presentation: “Dromedary ecology and culture of the Raika people in India” 24th May, Vienna

    On 24th May Dr. Ilse Köhler-Rollefson will give a presentation about “Dromedary ecology and culture of the Raika people in India” at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. This talk will provide an overview of the biocultural aspects of … Continue reading