Flourishing Diversity

An interview with Nemonte Nenquimo

Nemonte Nenquimo is an Indigenous leader of the Waorani people in the Ecuadorean Amazon province of Pastaza, one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth. Nemonte gained global attention when she led a successful court action to block a proposal for oil exploration and drilling on 500,000 acres of Waorani land. Her tireless and courageous [...]

By , |2022-06-23T08:26:49+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Biocultural Diversity, Biodiversity, Community, Flourishing Diversity, Indigenous Peoples|Comments Off on An interview with Nemonte Nenquimo

Indigenous lifeways for a flourishing Earth

The latest in our series of Deeper Thinking webinars focused on the concept of Flourishing Diversity, which lies at the heart of our newly unveiled Biocultural Diversity Programme (formerly the Flourishing Diversity Programme). We were joined by an inspiring panel of speakers who shared their knowledge and experience, exploring what flourishing diversity means to [...]

By |2022-02-04T11:50:24+00:00May 14th, 2021|Agroecology, Biocultural Diversity, Biodiversity, Community, Culture, Flourishing Diversity, Indigenous Peoples|Comments Off on Indigenous lifeways for a flourishing Earth

A new Biocultural Diversity Programme

The Biocultural Diversity Programme (formerly the Flourishing Diversity Programme) is a new Synchronicity Earth programme that supports partners to defend indigenous and community territories; protect and revive biological and cultural diversity; and try to increase the focus on ‘diversity’ more broadly within conservation and development work and funding. Here, our Head of Biocultural Diversity, [...]

By |2022-06-15T05:37:33+00:00February 16th, 2021|Agroecology, Approach, Biocultural Diversity, Biodiversity, Community, Culture, Flourishing Diversity|Comments Off on A new Biocultural Diversity Programme

Embracing biological and cultural diversity: An interview with Dr Jerome Lewis

Dr Jerome Lewis is a Reader in Social Anthropology at University College London. He has undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and 25 years of research experience working with Pygmy hunter-gatherers and former hunter-gatherers in the Congo Basin. He is Co-Director of the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) [...]

By |2022-02-04T11:57:10+00:00July 19th, 2018|Biocultural Diversity, Citizen Science, Congo Basin, Culture, Deeper Thinking, Flourishing Diversity, In-Depth, Indigenous Peoples, Interviews|Comments Off on Embracing biological and cultural diversity: An interview with Dr Jerome Lewis