News & Press

22nd November 2021

Wisdom from the heart of the world, with Ati Viviam Villafaña

Earlier this month, our friend Ati Viviam Villafaña, an Arhuaca youth environmental activist, gave this talk sharing the cosmovisions of the Arhuaco People of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta,… Read More

19th March 2020

Roque Roldán: tribute to a quiet champion of Indigenous rights

The story of Colombian lawyer Roque Roldán is one of remarkable commitment to territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities (or ‘territories of life’). In his shy… Read More

18th February 2020

In Defence of Life: the story of Cajamarca, Colombia

Deep in the embrace of the Colombian Andes Mountains Earth defenders from Cajamarca have stopped a vast gold mine, re-valued the ‘true treasures’ in their territory and begun to develop… Read More

22nd March 2019

‘Water is Life’ Toolkit- New online platform to support water defenders resisting mining

Media Release. 22/03/2019 – World Water Day 2019   “You cannot separate the land from the water, or the people from the land.” – Lynn Noel. On World Water Day 2019,… Read More

20th December 2018

Happy Solstice and Christmas Season from The Gaia Foundation

Taken from our latest newsletter, to close Gaia’s year, Gaia’s Director Liz Hosken offers reflections for the solstice season and shares poetry, photos and video of some of this year’s… Read More

19th September 2018

Beyond BHP: breaking free from the world’s biggest mining giant

From 12-20th October, we will welcome environmental human rights defenders visiting London from Colombia, Brazil, the US and Chile to hold the world’s largest mining company- BHP Billiton- to account and… Read More

20th April 2018

Meet the people building alternatives to mining in Cajamarca, Colombia

Gaia’s Hannibal Rhoades and Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello meet the activist, ethnobotanist and business leader strengthening life-sustaining alternatives to destructive, conflict-ridden mining in Colombia. Originally published in Red Pepper Magazine. On the 26th March… Read More

12th April 2018

Indigenous Autonomy: New decree recognises autonomy of indigenous communities across Colombian Amazon

In the most important step for Amazon indigenous rights in 30 years, through a new decree, Colombia has recognised the autonomy of indigenous communities across the Amazon.   On Tuesday… Read More

21st March 2018

Press Release: delegation from Cajamarca, community that stopped world’s biggest gold mine, visits UK

A year ago this rural community used direct democracy to stop what would have been the world’s largest gold mine. Their example has inspired 50 Colombian communities to challenge corporate… Read More

11th December 2017

In Pictures: Challenging the deadly links between Mines, Money and London

London- In the last week of November, Earth Defenders from Uganda, Philippines and Colombia joined UK allies*, including Gaia, to challenge London’s annual Mines and Money Conference. Advertising itself as… Read More