The Gaia Foundation

The Gaia Foundation has over 30 years’ experience accompanying partners, indigenous communities and Earth defenders in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe.

Together we work to revive bio-cultural diversity, regenerate healthy ecosystems and strengthen community self-governance for climate change resilience. 

Through a holistic and long-term approach working with local and indigenous communities, civil society groups and social movements, we focus on four key areas:

Seed, food & Climate Change Resilience - Building seed, food and climate change resilience, enabling small farmers and growers to enhance their knowledge and seed diversity.

Sacred Lands & Wilderness - Protecting sacred lands through legislation and policy change, and the assertion of custodial rights, helping communities to gain legal recognition that is rooted in their traditions.

Earth Jurisprudence - Promoting Gaian governance through the Rights of Nature - recognising nature as the primary source of law and ethics, and challenging the current capitalist system.

Beyond Extractivism - Moving beyond extractivism, backing those at the front line of mining struggles to defend their ecological and cultural heritage and to build alternative pathways whilst affirming their right to say ‘no’.

Main contact
Sinead Fortune