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Raika camel herders at RIFF!

The Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) will feature an interactive session with the Raika camel herding community on 26th October from 11 am to 1 pm, held at Chokelao Bagh in Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur. Click for more details!


Marwar Camel Culture Festival 2015

LPPS will be hosting the Marwar Camel Culture Festival from 6-8th November 2015. Please note the change in dates! Check for updates about the programme!

Look forward to a vibrant celebration of Rajasthan’s camel heritage as well as an investigation into its potential role in the future!



New website Camels of Rajasthan

In time for the Pushkar Fair, LPPS has launched a new website called Camels of Rajasthan which calls for a new vision to save the camel instead of just banning its movements across state borders. The website also features an on-line exhibition of images illustrating Rajasthan’s camel culture, many of them by some of the world’s finest photographers. Please visit and show your support!


Please sign our petition against the planned “Rajasthan Camel Bill, 2014”

While we are delighted that the Rajasthan Cabinet has decided to declare the camel “state animal”, we are not happy with the draft “Rajasthan Camel (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export), Bill, 2014”  as we believe it will increase camel suffering and quicken the decline of the camel population in Rajasthan, by removing all currently existing economic incentives for camel breeders.

Please go to to see and sign our petition against it.


Marwar Ratna Award – some pictures


LPPS director receiving award from His Highness, Mahrajah Gaj Singhji II of Jodhpur-Marwar.


HH Gaj Singhji II of Jodhpur-Marwar giving his speech about the history of Marwar

Award to IKR

LPPS advisor, Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, receiving the joint award from District Collector of Jodhpur.




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