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Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Chilean and British, Nic is a forest defender, action researcher, community builder, water advocate and climate activist specializing in environmentalism and human rights.


Nic is the Founder and Director of Guardians Worldwide CIC, based in the Borough of Southwark in Southeast London.


Guardians Worldwide is an alliance of minority and indigenous community leaders from over 20 nations worldwide working for the protection of ancestral forests, especially in Brazil, Nigeria, Kenya and UK. 


Nic is also Editor of Minority Rights Group, based in London, Budapest and Kampala, where he works advancing the rights of minorities and indigenous people. 


He is a Consultant for The Tenure Facility, a Stockholm based NGO devoted to advancing land tenure for forest-dwelling indigenous people in nine countries across the Americas, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Nic is also a guest lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Previously, he was Associate Professor in Transformational Practices at the University of Leeds, where he specialized on climate-related land conflict in the Lake Chad and in Northeastern Brazil. Nic has also worked at University of Surrey, London School of Economics and University of Essex.

Nic holds a PhD in Media Studies from Goldsmiths College and an MA in Research from Royal Holloway.

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