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DiversEarth

 We believe that through reconnecting with nature, a #ValuesShift, each individual can become a guardian for this planet, moving towards a way of being that is beneficial for all.

Switzerland
Environment, Health

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  • Setup Financial Software

    Operations & Business Development - 5 - 7 hours

    Set up of DiversEarth finances in finance software and assistance with preparation of 2016 financial statements.


  • Proofreading French documents

    Marketing & Communication - 3-4 hours

    Proofreading DiversEarth’s documents written in French.


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DiversEarth

St. George, Vaud

Description of the project

We work with custodians of lands and waters to enhance the protection, management, and restoration of Sacred Natural Sites. We support and celebrate innovative cultural practices that benefit nature and biodiversity around the world. And we engage with faith-based leaders, communities and networks to find culturally appropriate ways of protecting the natural world.

DiversEarth is a small organisation with big energy, set up to protect natural sites and the people and cultures attached to them.

Together we think outside the box, and come up with creative yet practical ideas and solutions to help deliver culturally appropriate conservation and protect some of the most special places on earth.

Our approach is holistic. We try to make the biggest impact possible and therefore will look at creating influence by: writing and publishing articles, speaking publicly at international conferences, facilitating dialogues, celebrating creatively through art, and raising awareness through on the ground engagement.

We meet every project with dedication, creativity, love, and hard work.

Our project:

Marabouts: Environmental conservation vectors in North Africa "Sacred Sites of Conservation"

A marabout is an ascetic man usually claiming Islamic syncretism. Their tombs, also called marabouts, are considerred sacred sites and do often become important community centres in or around villages. Generally speaking, where there is a marabout in natural places, the whole environment surrounding the site is conserved. The proposed project helps to identify the link between those marabouts and the conservation of nature and culture with the aim to ensure that these sacred sites and their many values are maintained into the future. Things are changing fast in North Africa and the growth of radical Islam is taking its toll. Since the revolution in 2013 at least 40 Tunisian marabouts have been desecrated. This has has major negative effects at community level. Strenghening the resilience of these sacred sites is critical now, while there is still time to put in place appropriate safeguards. This project aims to come up with to concrete and urgent needs in and around Sacred Natural Sites.

Direct beneficiaries of this project are:

Custodians of key Marabout Sites

Local communities of and around key Marabout Sites

Natural population of key Marabout Sites.

Needed funding. 15'000 CHF


 




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Peace Pals Award

We’re very excited to announce a joint project with World Peace Prayer Society and IUCN to celebrate Peace Pals’ 20th year anniversary! Peace Pals is an annual International Art Exhibition and Award, where children aged 6 – 15 from all over the world are invited to enter their artwork expressing ideas about peace and nature. This year’s theme is “Nature for all – Loving the Earth”, and DiversEarth will be helping organise the Award Ceremony which will take place in Geneva this November. The Peace Pals competition is already in full swing – to see beautiful artwork from previous years visit: wppspeacepals.org/arts-awards For more info visit: http://wppspeacepals.org/

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