Sacred Species and Sites: Advances in Biocultural Conservation
Gloria Pungetti, Gonzalo Oviedo, Della Hooke (eds), Cambridge University Press July 2012 | ISBN-13: 9780521110853

It is being increasingly recognized that cultural and biological diversity are deeply linked and that conservation programmes should take into account the ethical, cultural and spiritual values of nature. With contributions from a range of scholars, practitioners and spiritual leaders from around the world, this book provides new insights into biocultural diversity conservation. It explores sacred landscapes, sites, plants and animals from around the world to demonstrate the links between nature conservation and spiritual beliefs and traditions. Key conceptual topics are connected to case studies, as well as modern and ancient spiritual insights. The book also provides guidelines for future research and practice and offers suggestions for improved integration of these values into policy, planning and management. Purchase the book from CUP …