Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving Nature and Culture
Bas Verschuuren, Jeffrey McNeely, Gonzalo Oviedo, Robert Wild
Routledge, Jun 25, 2012 - Nature - 336 pages
Sacred Natural Sites are the world's oldest protected places. This book focuses on a wide spread of both iconic and lesser known examples such as sacred groves of the Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha /Chomolongma (Mt Everest, Nepal, Tibet - and China), the Golden Mountains of Altai (Russia), Holy Island of Lindisfarne (UK) and the sacred lakes of the Niger Delta (Nigeria). The book illustrates that sacred natural sites, although often under threat, exist within and outside formally recognised protected areas, heritage sites. Sacred natural sites may well be some of the last strongholds for building resilient networks of connected landscapes. They also form important nodes for maintaining a dynamic socio-cultural fabric in the face of global change. The diverse authors bridge the gap between approaches to the conservation of cultural and biological diversity by taking into account cultural and spiritual values together with the socio-economic interests of the custodian communities and other relevant stakeholders.
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Sacred Natural Sites the Foundations of Conservation
SECTION ONE Towards the Science and Spirituality of Sacred Natural Sites
Mutual Learning Analysis Planning and Management
International Recognition Global Governance and Field Action
Living Culture and Equity at Sacred Natural Sites
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