We hereby present Issue 3 of the CSVPA_Newsletter: Culture for Nature. Many thanks again to Radhika Borde and Fiona Wilton for their beautiful work in producing this issue. 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.
Among other topics, the issue highlights the CSVPA’s major current project to promote the cultural and spiritual significance of nature in protected area management and governance. A team of 7 CSVPA members went to the recent World Parks Congress in Sydney Australia, to launch the project with a series of workshops and events that brought protected area managers together with representatives of indigenous traditions and local communities, mainstream religions, and organizations representing the general public. We are now using the results of these meetings to develop training modules and a network of interested people as the first steps in what we envision as a long term project with other products and activities. We would welcome your participation, whether or not you attended the World Parks Congress.
In the meantime, enjoy the offerings in this issue and the rest of the CSVPA website!
Edwin Bernbaum and Bas Verschuuren