Biocultural Diversity
UNITY IN
Learn More
LISTEN TO
The Voices
of the Earth
Read Stories from
around the World
Read Now
SHARE IN
A World
of Difference
Receive Our Updates
Sign Up for Our e-News
Support Our Work
JOIN THE
Biocultural Diversity
Movement

Sustaining biocultural diversity — the true web of life.

.

Welcome to Terralingua! For over two decades, we’ve been working to promote understanding, appreciation, and support of biocultural diversity, the diversity of life in nature and culture. We believe that the world’s biodiversity, cultural diversity, and linguistic diversity are interlinked and interdependent and that sustaining biocultural diversity is essential for a healthy, just, and resilient future of life on earth.

Explore this far-reaching idea with us! As pioneers and leaders in this field, we have gathered a uniquely rich and wide-ranging set of resources on biocultural diversity. On this website, you can learn the basics; browse our flagship magazine and other publications and videos; discover our projects and a wealth of tools for research, education, and practice; and find out how to get involved.

Delve in, and you may realize you’re making connections that you had never thought of before and that change the way you look at the world and our place in it!

But why “Terralingua,” you ask? What’s in that name? Here goes:

.

Terralingua n 1: the languages of the Earth, the many voices of the world’s diverse peoples. 2: the language of the Earth, the voice of Mother Nature. 3: an international nonprofit organization that works to sustain the biocultural diversity of life – a vital heritage to be valued, protected, and nurtured for generations to come. ¶ From Italian terra ‘earth’ and lingua ‘language.’

Our Work

A wealth of resources and tools for understanding and sustaining biocultural diversity

An integrative approach to teaching and learning about biocultural diversity

Supporting Indigenous Peoples’ efforts to reclaim their languages and cultural traditions

Langscape Magazine

Unique, authentic stories from all over the globe, celebrating the bounty of diversity in nature and culture — all told by the people who live and breathe the realities they portray. Novel insights. Stunning pictures, videos, and art.

That’s what Langscape Magazine — Terralingua’s flagship publication — offers that you can’t find anywhere else: a cornucopia of biocultural diversity.

Read recent posts or explore the latest issue!

News & Views

Sponsor a Young Indigenous Writer/Artist on Giving Tuesday

Over the past two years, we at Terralingua have been sharing with you more and more biocultural diversity stories by Indigenous writers and artists—particularly from the younger generations—on the pages of Langscape Magazine and through our digital and social media channels. We think it’s critical for diverse Indigenous voices to be heard and want to

Conserving Biocultural Diversity

The Language of the Environment: A Comparative Environmental Thesaurus

Project Contributor: Fulvio Mazzocchi The “Environmental Applications Reference Thesaurus” (EARTh) project, carried out by the Institute for Atmospheric Pollution at the National Research Council in Italy, is developing an advanced tool to be used for environmental information management and environmental policy and research. The project’s aim is increasing awareness among policy makers of the complexity

Social Feeds

Make A Difference

biocultural diversity
Find out more about biocultural diversity and explore Terralingua’s projects.
biocultural diversity
Browse our books and enjoy stories from our flagship publication, Langscape Magazine.
language diversity

Act

Discover how you can join the biocultural diversity movement and support our work.