• Yatra diary

    LPP’s Ilse Köhler-Rollefson and Hanwant Singh Rathore of Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan completed their yatra, or pilgrimage, through Rajasthan’s prime camel-breeding areas with a parade through the city of Bikaner on 13 February. The yatra highlighted how the decline in camel … Continue reading

  • Camels end on Bangladeshi platters

    The Times of India of 21 January 2005 carried a story on how camels from Rajasthan are being exported to Bangladesh for slaughter. The article quotes evidence from Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan that scores of camels were bought from Pushkar fair … Continue reading

  • Rolex journal features work in Rajasthan

    The Winter 2004-2005 issue of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise journal For Enterprise features the work of LPP founder Ilse Köhler-Rollefson in Rajasthan. It highlights the camel yatra that Ilse and members of the NGO Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan launched in … Continue reading

  • Endogenous Livestock Development email group

    The ELDev discussion group enables members to exchange ideas and information on “endogenous livestock development“. This is a people-centred approach that focuses on the development of livestock production, based on livestock keepers’ initiatives, their own worldview, values, knowledge, institutions, and … Continue reading

  • Tierhalterrechte

    The League for Pastoral Peoples booklet, Livestock Keepers’ Rights: Conserving breeds, supporting livelihoods (see below), has been published in German as Tierhalterrechte: Nutztierrassen erhalten, ländliche Existenzen bewahren. Download 276 kb, 20 pages. Download English version 262 kb, 20 pages. Contact … Continue reading

  • Camels at the crossroads

    Camels are the focus of the January 2005 edition of the New Agriculturist, an online magazine on agricultural development. Articles by New Agriculturist reporter Susie Emmett cover the decline of camels in Rajasthan in western India, and their rising popularity … Continue reading

  • Fewer camels at Pushkar Fair

    There were 60,000 camels at Pushkar Fair this year, according the BBC’s Susie Emmett. But their numbers are falling. BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent programme of 23 December 2004 included a segment on problems facing Raika camel breeders … Continue reading

  • Saving Rajasthan’s camel herds: The perspective of camel breeders

    Compiled by Arun Srivastava, Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, Hanwant Singh Rathore, and Uttra Kothari. Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan Over 50 camel breeders met in Sadri, Rajasthan in November 2004 to discuss the declining numbers of camels in Rajasthan. They recommended ways to increase … Continue reading

  • Karen Commitment to Pastoralist/Indigenous Livestock Keepers’ Rights

    Leaders of traditional livestock and pastoral communities, government representatives, civil society organizations, academics and livestock researchers met in Karen, Kenya on 27 to 30 October 2003. They issued the Karen Commitment, calling on governments to recognize the contribution of pastoralists … Continue reading

  • Livestock keepers’ rights

    Over the centuries, small-scale livestock keepers and pastoralists developed many of the world’s livestock breeds. These breeds are vital stores of animal biodiversity: genes that provide resistance to pests and disease, tolerance to drought and other adverse conditions, the ability … Continue reading