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Sacred Lands and Wilderness

20th March 2024

The Spell of the Sea

Uniting scientists, citizens, fishers and school-children behind Uruguay’s quest for ocean protection An update from Gaia’s Sacred Lands and Waters Lead, Fiona Wilton There is nothing like surfing a wave… Read More

19th March 2024

Strengthening Affectionate Alliances in the Amazon and Beyond

Grace Iara Souza, lead convenor of the Alliance for the Amazon and Beyond, spent almost three months in Brazil at the turn of this year. She tells us about her… Read More

Danilo and his daughter, Ati Viviam, by Pavel Martiarena
11th January 2024

Remembering Danilo Villafañe (1974-2023)

Farewell to a friend, leader and voice for the ‘Heart of the World’ – by Fiona Wilton For the Arhuaco people of northern Colombia, there is life and spirit in… Read More

4th January 2024

A Voice for Antarctica 

By Fiona Wilton, Sacred Lands and Waters Lead at The Gaia Foundation. Originally published in SEA Magazine.  It’s hard not to feel a sense of wonder when you think of Antarctica – snowy landscapes,… Read More

Sea lions in Uruguay
12th December 2023

Whiskers and winners: two updates from across the Atlantic

News from Uruguay Sea lions rely more on their whiskers than their eyes, to hunt for food whether in coastal kelp forests or far out at sea. And just 8km… Read More

28th September 2023

Our affectionate alliance with the Amazon

Liz Hosken, Gaia’s Co-Founder and Director, and Grace Souza, convenor of the Alliance for the Amazon and Beyond, recount a summer spent reaffirming affectionate alliances… Gaia’s story of origin is… Read More

Sea lions off the coast of Uruguay
21st March 2023

A deep dive into Uruguay’s Blue Sea

At Gaia we always enjoy taking a deep dive, and this month we’ve been fully immersed in the sea. A wave of international commitments At the annual Our Ocean conference… Read More

21st December 2022

In memory of Margret Kagole Byarufu (1968 – 2022)

Farmer, leader, custodian of sacred natural sites and seed: Kagole’s calling in life was clear from birth. She was named after her father’s aunt, a custodian of the Wandyeka sacred… Read More

The Gaia Foundation | Sacred Lands and Waters Programme
11th October 2022

Turning the Tide for Sharks

Sharks are some of Earth’s oldest inhabitants, outliving the dinosaurs. But they are slow-growing, late-maturing and produce few young, which, in current times, makes them vulnerable; an estimated 100 million… Read More

3rd November 2021

Climate Justice Now: Gaia at COP26

The eyes of the world are on the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. We are all looking for signs of hope. But not everyone is looking in the same place. For… Read More