Category Archives: News

Caring for our Partners and Communities

Dear Partners and Friends,
We know that COVID-19 is at the center of everyone’s mind. At Christensen, we have been closely following global developments, listening deeply to emerging recommendations from authorities and strategizing together on how best to support and care for our team, our families and communities, and you, our colleagues and partners. We want […]

Dr. Sanjay Bavikatte To Leave Christensen Fund In Early 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is with great sadness that I share Dr. Sanjay Bavikatte’s decision to leave Christensen Fund in early 2020.  As we move forward with an exciting new strategy focused on the Indigenous peoples’ movement, the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and our continuing work supporting biocultural […]

Tillo Boboev, Pioneering Tajik Botanist, Dies at 77

Accomplished Tajik scientist and botanist, Tillo Boboev — founder of the Kulob Botanical Garden of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan — passed away on March 4th, 2018, at the age of 77. A central tenet of his life’s work was reconnecting youth and rural communities in Central Asia to their rich biocultural heritage in […]

Acerca de la violencia en contra de los defensores de los Territorios Indígenas

Iniciamos el Año Nuevo celebrando el reconocimiento de los derechos ancestrales de nueve comunidades indígenas de Indonesia sobre sus territorios forestales. Hoy, estamos devastados por el asesinato de Isidro Baldenegro López, la segunda chispa brillante y galardonado con el Premio Goldman extinta por fuerzas oscuras, después de Berta Cáceres.
De la manera más firme, El Fondo […]

Trustee Transitions

With the New Year comes changes to the Christensen Board of Trustees. After five years of dedicated service as the Chair of the Board, Atossa Soltani will step down in compliance with Christensen’s bylaws. She will continue serving as a Christensen Trustee. Atossa, who founded Amazon Watch in 1996 and served as the organization’s Executive Director […]