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Board of Trustees

Datu is tribal leader of the Hina-Onon people and director of Tribes and Nature Defenders in Philippines


Carbon Offsetting Adviser

Rajesh is Co-founder of Carbon Impact Capital, based in Singapore


Administration Officer

Corinna has a professional background in healthcare technology and a strong interest in nature, healing and spirituality


Founder and Director

Nic  is the founder and director of Guardians Worldwide. He specialises in transformational work in areas of human rights and nature protection. He is the author of several books, radio programmes and podcasts. He is also Editor of Minority Rights Group, and Consultant for The Tenure Facility.


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Research Assistant

Chiara is a Human Rights Defender, with a specialisation in gender justice, climate justice, intersectionality and SGBV. Music and Arts are her greatest passion; Nature her favourite place

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Board of Trustees

Tawana is a leader of the Kariri Xoco Fulkaxo Peoples of Sergipe in Northeastern Brazil. Along with members of his family, he is leading the creation of Rserva Ecologica Fulkaxo, for the regeneration of 550 hectares of Atlantic Forest

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Board of trustees

Kamilu is an oral historian and human rights advocate who has studied the Maguzawa or Hausa animists for twenty years. He is an advocator for Yarmariya Bush and founder of Al Fitra Academy, a school in Kano city


Lead Researcher

Mercy is a Nigerian journalist and researcher with an expertise in gender, politics, and conflict.  
She holds a Phd from the University of Leeds. Her research explores how gender intersects with various aspects of socio-cultural and political discrimination.


Legal and Research Assistant

Cynthia is a Practising Lawyer, a community volunteer and a human rights advocate from Kenya. Currently, she practices law at the firm of Muturi Gakuo and Kibara Advocates in Mombasa.


Board Member

Leonard is an indigenous environmental and land defender, founder & director of the Program for the Heritage of Ogiek and Mother Earth (ProHOME).

Tawana Cruz

Kamilu Hassan Hamza

Leonard Mindore
Cynthia Achieng
Chiara Passuello

Rajesh Sundaresan 

Datu Sangcoan

Mercy Ette

Nicolas Salazar Sutil
Corinna Bürger de Oliverira
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