Terralingua was founded in 1996 with a mission to sustain the biocultural diversity of life—the world’s invaluable heritage of biological, cultural and linguistic diversity. Through our research, we pioneered the idea of biocultural diversity. Through education, policy-relevant work and our flagship magazine Langscape we foster understanding of the vital importance of biocultural diversity for people and the planet, and promote support for Indigenous Peoples’ right to their languages, cultures and ways of life. Through on-the-ground projects, we directly assist Indigenous communities’ efforts to maintain or reawaken their land-based languages and cultural traditions.
Global Networks and Collaborations