We are very pleased to hereby share with you the new CSVPA newsletter Culture for Nature. Many thanks to Radhika Border for her excellent editing and to Fiona Wilton for her beautiful design work!
The newsletter has a number of interesting articles that we hope you will find useful in your work and in stimulating your own ideas and creativity. Please feel free to contact the authors, whose emails are listed on the last page.
We would like to highlight the announcement of a major new CSVPA project in the newsletter. Members of the CSVPA will be going to the World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, in November to organize sessions on promoting the cultural and spiritual significance of nature in the management and governance of protected areas and to initiate long-term follow up activities, such as establishing a network of interested people and developing training modules. We would welcome your participation in the project as it develops and continues beyond the World Parks Congress.
It would be very helpful if you could circulate the newsletter and word of the World Parks Congress project to individuals and organizations you think might be interested in them.
In the meantime, enjoy the offerings in this issue.
Edwin Bernbaum and Bas Verschuuren