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Sacred natural sites : conserving nature and culture

Author: Bas Verschuuren; et al
Publisher: London ; Washington, D.C. : Earthscan, ©2010.
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Sacred Natural Sites are the world's oldest protected places. This book focuses on examples such as: sacred groves of the Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha/Chomolongma (Mt Everest, Nepal, Tibet - and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bas Verschuuren; et al
ISBN: 9781849711661 1849711666 9781849711678 1849711674
OCLC Number: 759181073
Description: x xvi, 310 p. : ill., cartes ; 25 cm
Contents: ForewordPreface1. Introduction: Sacred Natural Sites: the Foundations of ConservationPart I: Towards the Science and Spirituality of Sacred Natural Sites2. Conservation of Biodiversity in Sacred Natural Sites in Asia and Africa: a Review of the Scientific Literature. 3. Sacred Mountains and Global Change: Impacts and Responses4. Falling Between the 'Cracks' of Conservation and Religion: The Role of Stewardship for Sacred Trees and Groves 5. The Enchanted Earth: Numinous Sacred Sites 6. A Review of Sacred Natural Sites and Arguments for Developing Biocultural Conservation ApproachesPart II: Sacred Natural Sites: Mutual Learning, Analysis, Planning and Management7. Nature Saint and Holy Island, Ancient Values in a Modern Economy: The Enduring Influence of St. Cuthbert and Lindisfarne, United Kingdom 8. Tourism Meets the Sacred: Khumbu Sherpa Place-Based Spiritual Values in Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal. 9. The Road to the Future? The Bio-cultural Values of the Holy Hill Forests of Yunnan Province, China 10. Uncovering the Intangible Values of Earth Care: Using Cognition to Reveal the Eco-spiritual Domains and Sacred Values of the Peoples of Eastern Kham 11. Ancestral Beliefs and Conservation: The Case of Sacred Areas in Bandjoun, West Cameroon 12. The Crocodile is our Brother: Conservation Management of the Sacred Lakes of the Niger Delta, NigeriaPart III: Sacred Natural Sites: International Recognition, Global Governance and Field Action15. Sacred Natural Sites, Cultural Landscapes and UNESCO's Action 16. Synergies and Challenges for Legal Protection of Sacred Natural Sites in the South Pacific 17. The Cultural and Spiritual Values of Wetlands and their Sacred Natural Sites in the Ramsar Convention18. Sacred Natural Sites, Biodiversity and Well-being: the Role of Sacred Sites in Endogenous Development in the Compas Network 19. Delos Initiative, Experience with Sacred Natural Sites in Technologically Developed Countries 20. Developing and Testing a Methodology and Tools for the Inventory of Sacred Natural Sites of Indigenous and Traditional Peoples in Mexico21. Culture-based Conservation and Recovery of Sacred Groves: Experiences from the North Western Ghats, Maharastra, India Part IV: In our Own Hands: Living Culture and Equity at Sacred Natural Sites22. Community-Based Ecotourism at Tafi Atome Sacred Monkey Sanctuary in Ghana 23. Sacred Valley, Conservation Management and Indigenous Survival: Uch Enmek Indigenous Nature Park, Altai Republic, Russia 24. Towards a Sustainable Management and Enhanced Protection of Sacred Marine Areas at Palawan's Coron Island Ancestral Domain, Philippines 25. Culture, Conservation and Co-management: Mapping Soliga Stake in Biodiversity Conservation in Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, India 26. Devi as Ecofeminist Warrior: Reclaiming the Role of Sacred Natural Sites in East-Central India 27. Conclusion: Using Sacred Natural Sites to Conserve Nature and Culture
Responsibility: edited by Bas Verschuuren ... [et al.].


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