The Global Diversity Foundation promotes the richness of local cultures and their environments around the world.

We are concerned about the future of the biodiversity that people tend, the languages they speak and the ways they interact with their cultural landscapes.

We believe that globalisation can go hand-in-hand with diversity. But it requires education, research and sheer hard work in the form of long-term, community-based projects.


We work with local people to restore and conserve diverse traditions. Our initiatives take two main forms:

  • research and education on biocultural diversity
  • field projects that improve the health, education and rights of communities under threat from the globalised economy.