All over the world, scores of people are rising to the challenge of stemming the loss of biocultural diversity and restoring the biocultural web of life. From Indigenous Peoples and local communities striving to safeguard their languages, cultures, and lands, to the many committed others who are working to sustain biocultural diversity at local, regional, and global levels, there are countless efforts underway to stop and reverse biocultural diversity loss.
But these efforts are often isolated from one another — separate dots, so to speak, on the global map of biocultural diversity conservation. In isolation, one effort can’t learn from the others, and collectively we can’t learn from them. Without “connecting the dots,” it’s also impossible to increase the visibility of all these efforts and to leverage the full potential of this emerging biocultural conservation movement.