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Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chilean and British, Nic is a forest defender, campaigner, community builder, water advocate, climate activist and action researcher specializing in movement psychology, environmentalism and human rights.


Nic is the Founder and Director of Guardians Worldwide CIC, based at the Tree Rescue Hub, which is half an acre of land by the Great North Wood in the Borough of Southwark in Southeast London.


Guardians Worldwide is a group of minority and indigenous community leaders from over 20 nations worldwide working for the protection of ancestral forests. GWW carries out advocacy, reforestation, policy consultancy and online education and training.


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, where he teaches movement psychology.


Previously, Nic was Associate Professor in Transformational Practices at the University of Leeds, where he specialized on climate-related conflict in the Lake Chad as well as indigenous resistance in Northeastern Brazil.

Nic holds a PhD in Media Studies from Goldsmiths College.

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