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Asian sacred natural sites : philosophy and practice in protected areas and conservation

Author: Bas Verschuuren; Naoya Furuta
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bas Verschuuren; Naoya Furuta
ISBN: 9781138936294 1138936294 9781138936317 1138936316
OCLC Number: 944468153
Description: xxii, 318 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : re-awakening the power of place : ancient philosophy and practice with current relevance for protected areas and conservation in Asia / Bas Verschuuren --
The Asian philosophy of protected areas / Amran Hamzah --
Sacred mountains in Asia : themes and implications for protected areas / Edwin Bernbaum --
Can world heritage status help protect sacred sites in Asia? / Alison Ormsby, Wendy Jackson and Shonil Bhagwat --
The sacred geography of Kyrgyzstan : an unrecognized network of community-conserved areas and traditional practices / Aitpaeva Gulnara --
Sacred mandala : protecting Bhutan's sacred natural sites / Liza Zogib, Khenpo Phuntshok Tashi, Tshewang Gyalpo, Sangay Dendhup, Riamsara Kuyakanon, Kelzang Wangchuk, Lopen Namgay Tenzin and Ngawang Gyeltshen --
Indian sacred natural sites : ancient traditions of reverence and conservation explained from a Hindu perspective / Rana P.B. Singh and Pravin S. Rana --
Interface between sacred natural sites and formal protected areas for biodiversity conservation in Nepal / Jailab Kumar Rai and Sudeep Jana --
Customary laws governing the sacred natural sites of the Xe Champhone Ramsar site in Lao PDR : implications for site management / Raphaël Glémet, Patricia Moore, Ketsana Phommachanh and Minavanh Pholsena --
Sacred natural sites in a legal context : a focus on the legal interpretation of the sacred/cultural heritage of the Dongaria Kondhs in India / Radhika Borde --
Forum Pekaseh in the management of Subak landscape of Catur Angga Batukaru, Unesco world heritage sites in Bali / Antoinette Royo, Wiwik Dharmiasih and Yunus Arbi --
The pa'oh's governance system and Kakku : implications for heritage conservation from Burma/Myanmar / Jonathan Liljeblad --
Kailash sacred landscape : bridging cultural heritage, conservation and development through a transboundary landscape approach / Abhimanyu Pandey, Rajan Kotru and Nawraj Pradhan --
Mount Fuji's history as a spiritual realm and means for its preservation / Toshihiko Ono, Tetsuro Hongo and Kiyotatsu Yamamoto --
Animism and traditional knowledge disappear in Virachey National Park, Cambodia / Gregory McCann and Yi-Chung Hsu --
Holy hills : sanctuaries of biodiversity in Xishuangbanna, south west China / Lily Zeng and Gaëtan Reuse --
Lakes of the gods : sacred high altitude lakes of Uttarakhand, India / Jatinder Kaur and Khima Nand Balodi --
Issyk Kul Lake, the planet's third eye : sacred sites in Issyk Kul Biosphere Reserve / Aibek Samakov and Fikret Berkes --
Tsum sacred conservation area in Gorkha, Nepal / Jailab Rai and Nima Lama --
Past and present biocultural significance of sea turtles for local communities on the Arabian Peninsula in western Asia / Vanda Mendonca, Boutros Abi-Aoun and Mohamed El Baradey --
Lua people : traditions, beliefs and sacred natural sites in northern Thailand / Narong Pongpandecha and Ken Taylor --
Creating new discursive terrain for the custodians of the Tibetan spiritscape in north west Yunnan / John Studley and Awang Jikmed --
Where culture and nature meet : recreating spiritual and religious practices for site management and governance in Takht-e Soleyman Lake, Iran / Minoo Hassani Esfehani --
The role of Tuvan people's scared natural sites in nature conservation in China / Yuxin Hou --
Conclusions : the way forward for sacred natural sites and conservation in Asia / Bas Verschuuren.
Responsibility: edited by Bas Verschuuren and Naoya Furuta.

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