The Gaia Foundation and African Biodiversity Network

The Gaia Foundation is passionate about regenerating cultural and biological diversity, and restoring a respectful relationship with the Earth. Together with long-term partners in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe, we work with local communities to secure land, seed, food and water sovereignty. By reviving indigenous knowledge and protecting sacred natural sites, local self-governance is strengthened. This enables communities to become more resilient to climate change and the industrial processes which have caused the many crises we now face. Gaia makes a long-term commitment with our partners to address the root causes of today's most pressing ecological, social and economic injustices. We are a small, flexible team, which enables us to read and respond quickly to emerging issues and opportunities for change. The African Biodiversity Network (ABN) is a regional network of individuals and organizations seeking African solutions to the ecological and socio-economic challenges that face the continent. The ABN was first conceived in 1996 in response to growing concern in the region over threats to Biodiversity in Africa and the need to develop strong African positions and legal instruments at the national, regional and international level. Currently The ABN has 36 partners drawn from twelve African countries: Benin, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.