Dear Friends of VK-nardep,

This month we bring in our newsletter an excerpt from a concept paper that deals with cultural values and bio-diversity conservation. In their paper ‘Integrating Cultural, Spiritual and Ethical Dimensions into Conservation Practice in a Rapidly Changing World',by Mark Infield & Arthur Mugisha, the authors bring out very clearly how each sub-set of cultural values are closely linked to various aspects of nature conservation. This gives a valuable framework for nature and bio-diversity conservation through culture. For a society like that of Indian society such a framework is very much important and relevant.

We are sorry for the dealy in this month newsletter.

But if you have a look at our website you will understand the reason for the delay. Yes! We have been revamping our website and now it has got a great new look and we wish you will like the changes.

This month newsletter brings you an important article excerpt that deals with the coming water crisis in India and how to overcome it in an inclusive way. Noted Eco-analyst Rohini Nilakeni says in that article thus: A low-water economy should rest on the principle that water be left in its natural state in the environment as much as possible. Every drop extracted must be justified. Every drop used must be recycled and reused whenever possible.