In Hawaii conservationists of all sorts and from all over the globe will meet again for the 6th World Conservation Congress, 1-10 September. Many CSVPA members will again be present networking and promoting the work of CSVPA. CSVPA will be working on the following sessions about the cultural and spiritual significance of nature in the governance and management protected and conserved areas:
Workshop:Cultural and spiritual significance of nature in the governance and management of protected and conserved areas and World Heritage Sites. Monday, the 5th of September, 8:30 – 10:30 am in Room 315. The session ID number is #WCC_10211.
- Protected Planet Pavilion:Cultural, spiritual and sacred importance of nature in Protected and Conserved Areas. Friday 2 September from 12:00 to 13:00, protected Planet Pavilion
CSVPA also proposed MOTION 034 – Recognising cultural and spiritual significance of nature in protected and conserved areas. Please support this motion and vote for it!
The sessions and the motion are part of the CVSPA programme on the cultural and spiritual significance of nature that is focusing on the development of IUCN Best Practice Guidelines and Training modules on the topic. Read more about this here.
CSVPA members are also involved with work on Sacred Natural Sites such as the book launch by CSVPA co-Chair Bas Verschuuren to which many CSVPA members contributed. These are some of the related events:
- Book Launch:Asian Sacred Natural Sites: Philosophy and Practice in Protected Areas and Conservation. A co-publication of Sared Natural Sites Initiative and Biodiversity Network Japan. Saturday the 3rd of September, 13:00 – 14:00, Room 318A.
- Session:From Rhetoric to Reality: exploring laws, customary governance and no-go area policies for the protection of sacred natural sites. Sunday the 4th of September, 11:00 – 13:00, Room 315
- Poster:Sacred Natural Sites in Brazil: A Collaborative Research. Saturday the 3rd September 2016, 13:00 – 13:30, Screen 2
By: Bas Verschuuren.