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Global Diversity Foundation believes that our future depends on our respectful engagement with the vast biological and cultural diversity of Earth. We work to protect this diversity and enhance socioecological wellbeing. We carry out collaborative biocultural projects that build resilience, foster innovation, and promote learning. Our work contributes to the growing global transition towards justice, respect and dignity for all beings.

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Seed collection and community seed banks in the High Atlas

A seed bank is a documented collection of seeds held for long-term...

A seed bank is a documented collection of seeds held for long-term security or for ease of access. It aims to acquire and maintain seeds of high quality that will...

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Interactive learning about local plants with primary school students in the High Atlas

A fun day with primary school students in Imegdal, when we learned...

A fun day with primary school students in Imegdal, when we learned about their valuable crops through a series of interactive activities....

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A photographer’s passion for a living fossil: Ginkgo The Living Fossil

Jimmy Shen, a professional botanic photographer based in east China, shares...

Jimmy Shen, a professional botanic photographer based in east China, shares information on his intensive research on Ginkgos. ...

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Ethics in ethnobotanical research: implementing Access and Benefit Sharing

Global Diversity Foundation - Conducting ethical conservation research, featured by Botanic Gardens...

Global Diversity Foundation - Conducting ethical conservation research, featured by Botanic Gardens Conservation International, describes GDF's ethical engagement with communities through Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), and Free Prior Informed...

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Sharing knowledge at the European Congress of Conservation Biology 2018

Irene Teixidor-Toneu spoke on the links between cultural and biological diversity for...

Irene Teixidor-Toneu spoke on the links between cultural and biological diversity for conservation in the High Atlas at the 5th European Congress of Conservation Biology....

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How a plant nursery is born: the story of Aït M’hamed’s new community nursery

A photoessay on how the new community nursery in the valley of...

A photoessay on how the new community nursery in the valley of Bernat, just outside of Aït M’hamed, came to life. ...

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Global Environments Network

The Global Environments Network empowers inspiring changemakers who are innovating solutions to apparently intractable environmental and social problems. It is a global action network with the goal of reaching thousands of people in over a hundred countries through regional academies and community exchanges, creating a powerful interconnected group of emerging environmental change makers.

Programmes

Since 2000, GDF has launched vibrant applied collaborative research programmes with indigenous communities in Mesoamerica, North Africa, Southeast Asia and southern Africa. In collaboration with local and national institutions, we provide training and advocacy to support communities as they design and implement their own initiatives to maintain local environments and enhance their livelihoods and wellbeing. At an international level, GDF promotes biocultural diversity through training, documentation and networking opportunities.