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IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas and the Global Protected Areas Programme’s Best Practice Guidelines, Reports and Publications.

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PROGRAMMES

Developing the promotion and integration of the cultural and spiritual significance of nature in protected area management and governance.

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RESOURCES

All the latest news, events, publications and case studies supporting the cultural and spiritual values of protected areas throughout the world.

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Recent News

Juristic Personhood for Sacred Natural Sites: A Potential Means for Protecting Nature

Juristic Personhood for Sacred Natural Sites: A Potential Means for Protecting Nature

 CSVPA member John Studley has had an article published which CSVPA-interested readers may find of interest. According the summary, “[t]he recognition that ‘other-than-human’.. Read More →
UNESCO International Expert Meeting on Astronomical Heritage and Sacred Places

UNESCO International Expert Meeting on Astronomical Heritage and Sacred Places

Gran Canaria, Spain, on 23-24 May 2018 hosted the UNESCO International Expert Meeting on Astronomical Heritage and Sacred Places. The meeting aimed to.. Read More →
Conservation through religion? Scientists confirm that sacred natural sites confer biodiversity advantage

Conservation through religion? Scientists confirm that sacred natural sites confer biodiversity advantage

Sacred natural sites (SNS) are found all over the world. They are thought to play an important role in conservation but until recently.. Read More →

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