• Rajasthan’s Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary to become National Park

    In the beginning of February, India’s Ministry of  Environment and Forests (MOEF) announced its approval for converting the Kumbhalgarh Widlife Sanctuary into a National Park. The customary users of the protected area were given a time window to register any … Continue reading

  • Jaisalmer Camel Breeders’ Biocultural Protocol in the works

    The Jaisalmeri camel breeders still have large herds of camels, in addition to keeping other types of livestock, incl. cattle, sheep and goats. They are currently establishing a Biocultural Protocol with the help of LPP’s partner organisation Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan … Continue reading

  • Camel Charisma opens its first store

    Camel Charisma is a social enterprise that supports the Raika and other camel breeders to develop and market products from their camels. On 1st February it opened a tiny retail outlet near Ranakpur in Rajasthan.

  • India’s Unique Breed Saviour Awards

    In a moving ceremony held at India’s National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) in Chennai on 10th January, twenty livestock keepers received awards for their dedication to conserving indigenous breeds. In his speech, the secretary of the NBA, Mr. Reddy, emphasized the … Continue reading

  • Breed Saviours to be awarded in Chennai, India on 10th January

    Some twenty livestock keepers will be honoured for stewarding the country’s indigenous livestock breeds. They will receive a certificate and a cash award during a ceremony to be held at India’ s National Biodiversity Authority in Chennai on 10th January. … Continue reading

  • A Global Agenda for a Sustainable Livestock Sector

    LPP’s Ilse Köhler-Rollefson participated in a high-level meeting held in Thailand from 1-4th December, 2011 that sought to formulate a Global Agenda of Action for a Sustainable Livestock Sector. Hosted by the FAO and the Thai government, some 45 participants … Continue reading

  • Workshop on Biocultural Protocols in Nairobi, 28th-30th November

    In order to introduce the concept to a wider audience and discuss existing experiences, LIFE Network Africa and LPP are hosting a Workshop on Bio-Cultural Protocols: An Emerging Approach to Strengthening Livestock Keeping Communities. Deadline for registration is November 15th

  • Film on marketing camel products

    LPP project coordinator, Ilse Koehler-Rollefson, and director of LPP’s Indian organization Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan, Hanwant Singh Rathore, describe efforts to market products such as camel milk and paper made from camel dung. View film on YouTube.

  • Exploring Orissa’s animal cultures

    The eastern Indian state of Orissa has a wealth of local livestock breeds, LPP’s Ilse Koehler-Rollefson has learned. She visited farmers who raise Ghunsur cattle and goats, a group of nomadic pig herders, and duck keepers near the coast. She … Continue reading

  • 10 days in a German village

    In May 2008, Indian veterinarian and LIFE member Dr Balaram Sahu spent 10 days in Germany on an LPP-sponsored exposure tour. He stayed in Wembach, a small village in the Odenwald in southwestern Germany, where LPP has its headquarters. Now … Continue reading