News & Press

2nd September 2021

Defending Sacred Lands alongside their Custodians – Gaia at IUCN

Indigenous custodians of Sacred Natural Sites and Territories are our best guides for protecting natural and cultural land and seascapes, nurturing biodiversity, and reconnecting to the spiritual dimensions of Nature…. Read More

15th October 2019

In Photos: Tharakans map their past, present and future

This photo story explores how indigenous Tharakan People from central Kenya are reviving their Earth-centred customary laws, sacred natural sites, indigenous seeds and the life of their territory in climate-changed… Read More

13th September 2016

World Conservation Congress votes to protect indigenous sacred lands

Originally posted in the Ecologist. An article by Hannibal Rhoades for The Gaia Foundation. As the global assault on indigenous lands intensifies, the world’s largest conservation group, the IUCN, has just… Read More

8th September 2016

Sacred Natural Sites Should Be ‘No Go Zones’ for Developers

Originally published on Ecowatch. A first round of motions was passed Tuesday by the 1,300 government and civil society members of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)… Read More

6th September 2016

Gaia at the World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i

Here at the World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i, members of the Gaia Team are working with a twenty-strong delegation of indigenous custodians to protect the world’s oldest protected areas- sacred natural sites. Sacred… Read More

10th November 2014

WPC Sydney – not just about protecting beautiful places

A strong presence at the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) in Sydney, this week, is high on Gaia’s agenda – building on the momentum for greater protection of indigenous sacred natural sites,… Read More

2nd September 2014

NAPE supports community resistance to oil extraction in Uganda as new report’s messages spread

New Report, New Consciousness This July, in partnership with Gaia, the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) released a landmark reportchallenging the Ugandan Government’s plans to allow large-scale oil extraction in… Read More

14th February 2013

Sheka Forest communities celebrate Man & Biosphere Reserve

At the close of January our partners MELCA Ethiopia coordinated a wonderful event with the communities of Sheka forest to celebrate the inauguration of the forest as a Man and… Read More