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The Narwhal Rainbow Alliance is a not-for-profit committed to protecting biodiversity and promoting diversity. Our mission is to unite the rainbow allies and the LGBTQ+ community in support of our cause. We stand for the value of ALL creatures and hope we all find our inner unicorns. That is why we chose the narwhal, the unicorns from the sea as our symbol.


We believe that there is a strong link between diversity issues and biodiversity challenges. Just as every individual has the right to live freely and openly, so too do all living creatures have the right to exist and thrive. By protecting biodiversity, we can create a world that embraces and celebrates the rich diversity of life.


The Narwhal Rainbow Alliance aims to support biodiversity protection through empowering local communities and projects. Since local communities often have a deep understanding of the ecology and biodiversity of their territories. This is knowledge which has been acquired through generations of lived experience and observation.


The foundation also focuses on promoting diversity through education. By using examples from diversity in the animal kingdom, the Narwhal Rainbow Alliance aims to promote conversations in schools about sexuality, gender and inclusion.


Join us on this journey towards a more vibrant and diverse world. Whether you are a rainbow ally or a member of the LGBTQ+ community, your support is vital to our cause. Together we can make a difference and create a world where everyone is welcomed and celebrated. 


Queer Nature narratives as our foundation

We celebrate the diversity of life by highlighting the stories and facts about the 1500+ species known to engage in various queer behaviours. From homosexual partnerships (in for example foxes) to gender-changing individuals (in for example clown fish)  and asexual reproduction (in for example certain ant species), nature continually surprises and inspires us. Explore the fascinating world of queer nature with us!


The more biodiversity, the more diversity. We stand for the value of ALL creatures and hope we all find our inner unicorns. We believe that the people that can relate to and empathise with the LQBTQ+ community, understand what it is like to be threatened in their existence - and therefore are the right ones to help to protect biodiversity in an inclusive and effective way.


Shout out to all photographers!

This fall we are organising the first ever Queer Nature Photography Awards with the Narwhal Rainbow Alliance and we want to invite all photographers to participate. 

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1 Million

species are currently threatened according to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

5% & 80%

Indigenous peoples make up only 5% of the world's population, but they protect about 80% of the world's remaining biodiversity. (Source: United Nations)

4000 out of 7000

Indegenous languages are spoken in areas with a high biodiversity

1.8 Million

1.8 million LGBTQ youth (13-24) seriously consider suicide each year in the United States, and at least one attempts suicide every 45 seconds.

(Source: The Trevor Project 2023)


Queer youth is four times more likely to commit suicide that non-queers

(Source: The Trevor Project 2023) 


of LGBTQ+ youth experience symptoms of depression. LGBTQ+ individuals who experience acceptance from their families, communities, and society at large tend to have better mental and emotional well-being. Acceptance can reduce the stress, anxiety, and depression that often result from stigma and discrimination.

(Source: The Trevor Project 2023)


For every donation and each contribution made to the Narwhal Rainbow Alliance around half goes to local communities that regenerate biodiversity. The other half is used on lesson plans in which animal kingdom examples are used to start a conversation about LGBTQ+ related issues with the aim to debunk the believe that some kinds of behaviour are not natural, and thus contribute to the (self)acceptance of queers.


Unfortunately funding for Protected Areas and biodiversity protection efforts currently fall short. Especially from the perspective of inclusive biodiversity protection that is not neo-colonial.    

For example, despite a tenfold increase in marine protected areas since the year 2000 --half of all marine ecosystems still fall short of their targets. The oceans and other nature areas play an essential role in climate change mitigation but even more in safeguarding these hotspots of biodiversity.  Since indigenous people make up only 5% of the world population but they protect around 80% of the worlds remaining biodiversity, we believe that empowering them is a valuable way to protect biodiversity.

Curious about the benefits of biodiversity for humankind? Click here.


In collaboration with our partners and volunteers we provide lesson plans that show the rich diversity in the animal kingdom. These course materials can also be used to start a conversation about diversity topics. This will hopefully lead to the insight that everbody should be free to be who they are. We aim to debunk the idea that LGBTQ+ is not part of nature. 

Check out our contribution for 2023 to +-2000 dutch primary school here (dutch only).


The Narwhal Rainbow Alliance creates awareness around (bio)diversity challenges with facts and new research on LGBTQ+ behaviour in the animal kingdom.

You can help us in our mission! Become an ambassador, volunteer or member of our foundation. This way we can contribute to a more inclusive world for ALL.


Get in touch with to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

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