Voices for Biodiversity



- Apr 17, 2018

Terralingua's mission is to sustain the biocultural diversity of life — the world’s invaluable heritage of biological, cultural and linguistic diversity — through an innovative program of research, education, policy-relevant work and on-the-ground action. Its vision is a just, equitable, sustainable world in which the biocultural diversity of life is valued, protected and perpetuated for generations to come. Terralingua's goal is to bring about a profound shift in human values through a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vital importance of biocultural diversity for the survival of all life on earth, so that individual and collective action is taken to care for it and sustain it in this rapidly changing world. Terralingua's main outreach tool is its flagship publication, Langscape Magazine.

The Clinch River Valley Initiative

- May 21, 2019

The Clinch River Valley Initiative (CRVI) is a collaborative effort in Southwest Virginia, focusing on the Clinch River Valley—one of the most biodiverse river systems in North America. Working at a watershed scale with many local partners, CRVI builds upon the unique cultural and ecological assets of the Clinch River Valley to create new possibilities in rural communities along the Clinch, particularly around environmental education, economic development and entrepreneurship.

The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence

- May 24, 2019

The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, established in 2008 upon the discovery of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in wild elephants. They are committed to animal self-determination and seek to inspire radical change in human culture by translating the understanding of animal sentience into everyday practice and ethics. Kerulos’ work in sanctuary, education and research is rooted in the philosophy and concept of nonviolence.

The Long Run

- Apr 17, 2018

The Long Run

The Long Run is one of the world’s largest business-led sustainable development initiatives. The Long Run brings together a global community of like-minded individuals committed to conserving nature and improving people’s lives through their tourism businesses. Collectively, members aspire to conserve 20 million acres of biodiverse land and improve the lives of two million people by 2020. The Long Run is driven to support sustainable and ecologically and socially responsible tourism destinations around the world. 

The Peregrine Fund

- May 21, 2019

The Peregrine Fund changes the future for nature and humanity by conserving birds of prey worldwide. Whether the threat is poisoning, habitat loss, human persecution or any other cause, they use sound science to tackle the most pressing conservation issues head-on.  They accomplish high impact results by preventing raptor extinctions, protecting areas of high raptor conservation value and addressing landscape-level threats impacting multiple species. As a catalyst for change, they inspire people to value raptors and take action, and they invest in tomorrow's conservation leaders.  By working with communities around the world to protect the wildlife and habitats on which they depend, The Peregrine Fund is able to create lasting conservation results while improving people’s ways of life.  Support for their work comes from individual donors, corporations, foundations and government grants.

The Pimm Group

- Apr 17, 2018

The Pimm Group is led by Dr. Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. His students and others have contributed to this website since 2003, including dozens of blog posts on conservation, ornithology, mapping and GIS science.

A Conversation with Dr. Stuart Pimm

Turner Endangered Species Fund

- Dec 28, 2018

The Turner Endangered Species Fund (TESF) and Turner Biodiversity Divisions (TBD) are dedicated to conserving biological diversity by ensuring the persistence of imperiled species and their habitats with an emphasis on private land. Our activities range from single species conservation actions to restoration of ecological communities and functional ecosystems. We are unique in our efforts to bring the role of private lands to the forefront of ecological conservation. We aim to use the best science to effectively conserve biodiversity and disseminate reliable scientific and policy information. We are determined to establish a new level of effectiveness for private-public efforts to redress the extinction crisis.

Unlocking Silent Histories

- Apr 25, 2019

Through an engaged critical and creative process, Unlocking Silent Histories inspires Indigenous youth to create documentary films that capture and illuminate their cultures, languages and customs. The voices of the youth lead the process, deciding which traditions and heritages to preserve and which methods are best to apply. Our goal is to collaboratively foster a learning and leadership model for younger generations as well as create business ideas that support their communities.

Web of Life Foundation

- Apr 17, 2018

WOLFoundation is a non-profit organization aimed at encouraging dialog and fresh thinking on pressing questions related to society, politics, business and the environment. Their purpose is to find ways to break out of conventional thinking and unleash imagination. They act as a catalyst for anyone who has fresh ideas on how to improve well-being — sustainably.

For the Wolves, For the Land

I Dream of Bison

Western Environmental Law Center

- May 21, 2019

The Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) uses the power of the law to safeguard the public lands, wildlife, and communities of the American West in the face of a changing climate. They envision a thriving, resilient West, abundant with protected public lands and wildlife, powered by clean energy and defended by communities rooted in an ethic of conservation.

WELC works every day to ensure those who would harm our public lands, drinking water, wildlife and communities are held accountable to U.S. law. Without watchdogs like them, the laws meant to protect our values would be powerless. They are playing a key role in the future of the American West by identifying and advocating for forward-thinking environmental policies and through targeted, vigilant legal advocacy. WELC has provided pro bono legal services to hundreds of conservation groups and individuals.

Western Landowners Alliance

- Apr 17, 2018

Western Landowners Alliance

The Western Landowners Alliance (WLA) was established by landowners to improve the ecological health and economic prosperity of working lands in the American West.

WLA recognizes that economic vitality and conservation go hand in hand. In the American West, private lands encompass some of the most productive and biologically diverse landscapes, including the majority of water resources. They also provide crucial habitat, wildlife corridors and harbor the majority of imperiled species. Private landowners thus play pivotal role in shaping the future.

WLA provides a collective voice, a peer network and a shared knowledge base for landowners striving to keep the land whole and healthy. We bring the perspective of landowners to bear on the major issues of the day, advancing pragmatic, common-ground solutions that sustain working lands, connected landscapes and native species.

Through our individual stewardship and collective action, we are committed to leaving the world a better place. 


- May 28, 2019

WOTCH is a volunteer-run grassroots organization dedicated to protecting Victoria, Australia’s native forests through the use of citizen science, community engagement and advocacy. They survey in the Central Highlands of Victoria, from Toolangi in the west all the way to Baw Baw in the east.  They use thermal and infrared video technology to search for threatened species in areas of forests earmarked for logging in order to have the area protected. In this way, WOTCH has managed to protect over 1500 hectares (3700 acres) from logging since it was established in 2014.