About us

LabOasis Foundation is non-profit, apolitical, non-sectarian
and independent organisation

We promote actions for the benefit of the communities living
in the Saharan and Arabian Oases,
thousand-year-old eco-systems of outstanding beauty

We are committed to averting the loss of this cultural
and environmental heritage,
threatened by global warming and destructive human activities

Why the Oasis?

Because it is a historic and legendary site, entirely man-made,
that tells about the virtuous interaction
between desert peoples and their environment

Because it is a model for all human settlements
an open-air laboratory where we can discover
ingenuous techniques for the self-regeneration of natural systems
that it is necessary to retrieve, update and share

Because the fertile niche is a bulwark of civilisation
held in place by cohesive and open communities
which enabled the exchanges between different peoples
and the encounters between cultures and religions

Oasis in danger

Oases today are at risk of disappearing, depopulated by emigration
becoming more and more uninhabitable
due to phenomena such as diminishing water resources,
soil salinization and degradation along with silting

The peoples of the desert, under the combined pressure
of climate change and inadequate modernization
of techniques and lifestyles,
are in danger, as they are about to lose their habitat

What we do

We launch communication campaigns to raise awareness
about the uniqueness
of these human settlements in extreme climatic conditions
whose origins date to prehistoric times

We develop scientific research and on-field projects,
combining traditional knowledge with innovation

We foster activities that enable new processes of adaptation
that can reassert
the memorable resilience of the Oases’ civilisation