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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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Celebrating biocultural diversity at the Moussem festival in Aït M’hamed (High Atlas)

GDF and MBLA once again participate at the annual Moussem Festival, interacting...

GDF and MBLA once again participate at the annual Moussem Festival, interacting and connecting with local community members, artisans, cooperatives and associations, and more!...

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Reflections on my research internship in the High Atlas

Meghan Henshaw, an ethnobotany student at the University of Kent, reflects on...

Meghan Henshaw, an ethnobotany student at the University of Kent, reflects on her experience as a research intern with Global Diversity Foundation, examining how the quality and identification of lavender...

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Meet the species: an introduction to the plants of our High Atlas community nurseries

An introduction to the plants grown in the community plant nurseries in...

An introduction to the plants grown in the community plant nurseries in Imegdal and Aït M’hamed, which support the cultivation and enrichment planting of locally-selected endemic, useful and threatened tree...

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Dar Taliba students favourite gardening season has finally arrived!

Dar Taliba students discuss climate change, soil ecosystems and making crop choice...

Dar Taliba students discuss climate change, soil ecosystems and making crop choice decisions depending on the season, and more!...

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Celebrating Mediterranean biodiversity and culture with the #MedStoryPrize

#MedStoryPrize is calling on writers to submit inspiring stories about the richness...

#MedStoryPrize is calling on writers to submit inspiring stories about the richness of nature and urgency for preserving it, including relationships between planet and people, especially those whose livelihoods depend...

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Plant collection and community herbaria in the High Atlas

Communities in Imegdal and Ait M'hamed in the High Atlas engage in...

Communities in Imegdal and Ait M'hamed in the High Atlas engage in creating community herbaria to conserve their local flora and preserve their plant heritage....

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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.



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.