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Welcome to Terralingua — Your Hub for Biocultural Diversity.

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Did you know? Biocultural diversity is the diversity of life in nature and culture. It’s a living network made up of the millions of species of plants and animals and the thousands of human cultures and languages that have evolved on earth. And you are a part of it!

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Think of it as biodiversity, cultural diversity, and linguistic diversity all bound together — interconnected and interdependent. That “inextricable link” has arisen over time through coevolution and through the myriad ways in which people around the globe have interacted with the natural environment.

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We at Terralingua came together around the idea of “biocultural diversity” 25 years ago. In fact, we coined that term! We recognized that diversity in both nature and culture is vital for the thriving of life on earth, and since then we’ve been promoting understanding, appreciation, and support of biocultural diversity worldwide.

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If you, like us, believe that sustaining biocultural diversity is essential for a healthy, just, and resilient future of life on earth, you’ve come to the right place! We’re your hub for learning more about biocultural diversity, then read stories, find resources, watch videos and listen to podcasts, and more.

Featured Updates

The Latest Issue of Langscape Magazine is Here!

Langscape Magazine Vol. 11 was an invitation to storytellers around the world to share their reflections about how the Indigenous principles of Reverence, Respect, and Reciprocity can help build a just, equitable, sustainable world in which biocultural diversity can thrive. Buy one for yourself or someone else.

Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle

Explore inspiring first-person stories from Indigenous youths worldwide! We started our Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle in 2019 as an official project of the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages. The project was such a great success that we are continuing to gather and publish Indigenous youth stories. Learn more.

Donate to Support Terralingua’s Mission

Yes, it’s that giving time of year! This year, we’re fundraising to publish an entire issue of Langscape Magazine that explores the role of rights and responsibilities in achieving a biocultural resurgence — a renewed flourishing of life’s diversity in nature and culture. For this year’s donation appeal, we’re simply — yet crucially — asking you to invest in our next issue. Please Donate Here.

Langscape Magazine

Unique stories celebrating the bounty of diversity in nature and culture. Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices and viewpoints. Stunning pictures, videos, and art. Discover Langscape Magazine, our flagship publication — thought-provoking, inspiring, and always ad-free.

Featured Projects

Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle

Explore inspiring, first-person stories from Indigenous youth worldwide — and share your own! Our Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle (IYSC) provides a global platform for Indigenous youths to share their unique perspectives online and/or in print via Langscape Magazine, Terralingua’s flagship publication.

News & Views

Imaging the Future: A World of Porous and Fluid Boundaries

Interview with Fairouz El Tom Through her artwork, an artist proposes a world where identity, diversity, and culture are intertwined and constantly changing. Emma-Caitlin Cooper ART    Fairouz El Tom   “When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the

Send A Story for Our Next Issue of Langscape Magazine

We’re inviting Expressions of Interest on the theme of “Rights to Responsibilities: Toward a Biocultural Resurgence” for Langscape Magazine, to be published in 2023 For this issue, we ask some thought-provoking questions: Can we have rights without responsibilities? Is today’s predominant focus on rights distracting us from paying attention to the other side of the

Send Your Story to the Indigenous Youth Storytellers Circle

We’re calling for stories from young Indigenous people from around the world. If you’re a young Indigenous person up to 35 years old, we invite you to join the Indigenous Youth Storytellers  Circle! Your story can be about any of the following four areas, or any combination of them. We are interested in hearing how