We lend a hand to people who, through their lifestyles, cultures and beliefs, protect nature and its resources.

We lend a hand to people who, through their lifestyles, cultures and beliefs, protect nature and its resources.

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.

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.

The Team

The Core Team

Open, Honest, Compassionate, Happy and Fearless – These are our guiding behaviours and we stick to them in the way that we work, in the approach that we take, and in the way our organisation is structured. We believe that when good intentions and energy come together, people can achieve great things.

We aren’t afraid to acknowledge the skills and expertise of our colleagues, and to let them take the lead within a creative, dynamic, skills-based leadership system. Working in this way means each team member shares equally in the responsibility of running a project and the success of the organisation, and ensures that we all give more than 100% to achieve the best results possible.

Liza Zogib – Founder and Director | liza@diversearth.org
Programme Development, Sacred Sites, Protected Areas, Religions and Conservation

Sandra Spissinger-Bang – Programmes and Operations | sandra@diversearth.org
Project and Financial Management, Ethnobotany

Divya Venkatesh – Communications | divya@diversearth.org
Graphic Design and Illustration, Creative Solutions

DiversEarth Board

President – David Pritchett (Specialist in sustainability and accountability)

Secretary – Sarah Eckersley (Specialist in language, education and capacity building)

Treasurer – Ihab Zogib (Financial advice)

Founding member – Alexander Belokurov (Specialist in protected areas, landscape conservation and photography)

Our active Board and International Advisors bring energy in abundance to all that we undertake.

Khenpo Phuntshok Tashi (Master of meditation and Buddhism)

Riamsara Kuyakannon Knap (Specialist in environmental conservation and Buddhist beliefs and practices in Bhutan, with a focus on sacred natural sites)

Nigel Dudley (Active member of IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and its Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP), and the Species Survival Commission.)

This is DiversEarth

Collaborations, Networks and Annual Reports

Partnering with the right people in the right places is key. We are fortunate to work with some amazing people around the world. Here are some of the main groups we are happy to work with and support.

ReSpECC
Liza is co-chair of the IUCN Specialist Group on Religions, Spirituality and Environmental Conservation and Climate Justice (part of IUCN’s CEESP).
IUCN CEM – South East Asia
Liza is a member of the Core Group for South East Asia within ghe IUCN Commission on Critical Ecosystem Management (CEM).
Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture
In the Mediterranean DiversEarth is a founding member of this Consortium working in support of cultural practices that benefit nature in this hugely diverse region.
ICE Network
DiversEarth is happy to be part of the ICE network – the Interreligious network for Climate and Ecology.
INEB
We also support the activities of INEB – the International Network of Engaged Buddhists, in particular work on Eco-temples.
WCPA and CSVPA
We are also a member of WCPA (IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas) and the Specialist Group on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas.

Being a small team doesn’t stop us from doing big things. Browse our 2017 annual report to see what we’ve been up to.

View our 2016 Annual Report.