New Delhi, India

7th CMS VATAVARAN film festival and forum on environment & wildlife

We are glad to invite you to register as Delegate for the 7th CMS VATAVARAN – Asia’s Largest Film Festival and Forum on Environment & Wildlife – from (Thursday – Monday) Jan 30 to Feb 03, 2014 at IGNCA lawns, New Delhi.

The festival theme this year is Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation, to promote living in harmony with nature. This theme is also significant in the context of the recently held 11th Conference of Parties (CoP-11) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at Hyderabad, India and United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020.

To celebrate India’s presidency of CoP 11, more than 150 films, best of world's biodiversity cinema, 48 thematic sessions, talks, deliberations, contemporary discourses, eco-trips, workshops, exhibitions, music festival, organic green haat, organic food festival, film store and much more will be organised to commemorate the occasion.

The talks, expert and film sessions have been planned around environmental, political, governance, social and economic aspects of the conservation & sustainable management of biodiversity across six sub-themes of the festival: Coastal & Marine Biodiversity, Forest Biodiversity, Mountain Biodiversity, Inland Waters & Wetlands Biodiversity, and Communication, Education & Public Awareness.

I am writing to invite your colleagues and you to this green biodiversity gala for a unique opportunity to participate and engage in this green movement. Please note that the participation in this festival is free, as well as paid, and registration is mandatory for all. Delegate registration is now open online on our website.

Looking forward to your active engagement with CMS VATAVARAN!