eBook | Indigenous food, culture and identity of the Western Ghats: “Practitioners Conclave” at Mahabaleshwar – Maharashtra

The Western Ghats of India, which have been recently accorded the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is one of the recognized  global biodiversity hotspots. This heritage site continues to capture the imagination of the world with its endemic flora and fauna and pristine scenic beauty. […]

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This is a crucial time for dialogue, deliberations and fostering new collaborations, towards taking the cause of conservation forward. To give space and a platform for such constructive dialogue, Applied Environmental Research Foundation, Pune and the Save the Western Ghats Group organized the Save the Western Ghats Meet “Practitioners Conclave” at Mahabaleshwar from 30th November to 2nd December 2012. This was a stakeholders’ meet for all likeminded people united by the vision of protecting the Western Ghats. The conclave saw around 300 delegates from Maharshtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Puducherry (Pondychery), New Delhi, Meghalaya and Gujarat. Read or download the entire report here >>

Since 2009 a group of experienced activists and practitioners came together to revive the Save Western Ghats Movement that was initiated in 1987-88 with Save the Western Ghats March. This group worked hard in 2009 to organize the annual meeting of civil society representatives from Western Ghats and mobilized about 200 + organizations and individuals. To continue the effort and to form a strong group lobbying for Western Ghats, the second annual meeting was organized by the group in 2010 at Kotagiri in Tamil Nadu. […]

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