Host of Vikalp Sangam

Kalpavriksh (KV) is a voluntary group based in India, working on environmental education, research, campaigns, and direct action. It began in 1979, with a students’ campaign to save Delhi’s Ridge Forest area from encroachments and destruction. Starting with these roots in local action, KV has moved on to work on a number of local, national, and global issues. Its activities are directed to ensuring conservation of biological diversity, challenging the current destructive path of ‘development’, helping in the search for alternative forms of livelihoods and development, assisting local communities in empowering themselves to manage their natural resources, and reviving a sense of oneness with nature.