The following initiatives are currently affiliated with CSVPA:

The Delos Initiative

The Delos Initiative focuses on the sacred natural sites in technologically developed countries throughout the world to investigate the interface between humanity and nature; to promote the integrated management of the natural and cultural heritage; and to harmonise cultural and spiritual aspirations with the conservation of nature.

Sacred Natural Sites Initiative

The Sacred Natural Sites Initiative works with custodians, traditional knowledge holders, conservationists, academics and others in support of the conservation and revitalisation of sacred natural sites and territories.


Silene Documentation Centre currently contains over 250 documents on the world’s intangible spiritual and cultural heritage and its relevance on a local to international scale to the conservation of natural heritage. The service is provided in the three official languages of IUCN English, Spanish, French. Documents are in their original languages, being accompanied by translations whenever possible.