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Sacred Natural Sites

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

31st March 2020

Media Release: New film explores cultural and ecological revival in Uganda’s Great Lakes region

31st March 2020. Kampala | London – In the midst of climate emergency and a global coronavirus pandemic caused by ecological destruction, a Ugandan Indigenous community is demonstrating the vital… Read More

18th December 2018

Uganda: Reweaving the basket of life

After three years of intensive intergenerational dialogues, this November indigenous communities living along the shores of Uganda’s Lake Albert came together to map their future; a future of abundant food,… Read More

12th October 2017

Gaia stands in solidarity with Amah Mutsun’s campaign to protect Place of the Big Head

  Gaia has written a letter of concern in solidarity with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band’s campaign to prevent quarrying in their most sacred site, Juristac, meaning Place of the Big… 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

14th January 2015

New Film: Reconnecting with the Sacred in Bale, Ethiopia

We are pleased to share a new short film, Reconnecting with the Sacred: Community-led revival of Nature and Culture in Bale, Ethiopia, produced by our partner MELCA. The film explores MELCA’s… 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

3rd July 2014

New Report – Mining and its Impacts on Water, Food Sovereignty and Sacred Natural Sites in Uganda

A New Report Calls for No Go Areas for Mining and Extractive Activities as Threats to Water, Food Sovereignty, and Sacred Natural Sites and Territories Increase Across Africa. A new… Read More

2nd July 2014

Benin’s Historic Sacred Forest Law Translated into English

GRABE-Benin and The Gaia Foundation are pleased to share a much awaited English translation of the 2012 Beninese law recognising sacred forests and their custodian communities. This significant precedent for the legal… Read More

7th September 2012

New film shares Sacred Voices

A new film released today brings together the voices of eight traditional Sacred Natural Sites Custodians from across Africa. Sacred Voices presents their messages to the world, drawn together through a series… Read More