Aini Hasanah writes about the "#IAmWithJane" event held in Penang, Malaysia, a week filled with film screenings, lectures, sessions on conservation optimism and activities to engage young people in conservation.
Nï jotï aiye: jkyo jkwainï (Jotï Community Book: History, Territory and Life) offers loving evidence of these Indigenous communities’ commitment to conserving their ecological and cultural knowledge and wellbeing.
GEN Director Nessie Reid writes about GEN's involvement in the Flourishing Diversity Series, which involved leading the Gaia Spirit Movement and helping facilitate sessions at the Flourishing Diversity Summit: a unique opportunity to listen, dialogue and participate with Indigenous leaders from across the world.
Thiago Gomes successfully defended his PhD thesis in Ecology at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, last August. He also had a Rufford Foundation Small Grant accepted for an eco-cultural restoration project based on red-listed native species’ nurseries.
Four GEN members - Ugo D’Ambrosio, Anna Varga, Emma Courtine and Aili Pyhälä - reunited in Valsaín, Spain in March 2019 for the event "Territories of Life: Areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities."
The Mediterranean Environments Regional Academy 2018, held in Morocco, focused on the relationships between nature and culture in the Mediterranean, and in particular on the role of community-based resource management systems in maintaining the unique landscapes, seascapes and biocultural diversity they harbour.