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.
ProjectsThe Sacred Natural Sites Initiative works on projects are based on community strengths and resources including material, social and spiritual. The projects aim to support locally-motivated and defined cultural and biological conservation efforts at sacred natural sites that are set within the context of communities and landscapes.
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SurveyIf you are a protected area (PA) manager, a conservation professional, a custodian or guardian of a Sacred Natural Site, a community person, a scientist or a decision maker working with Sacred Natural Sites you can help improve the guidelines by completing this survey.
SitesSacred Natural Sites are areas of rich and diverse nature that have special spiritual significance to individuals and to communities. They occur across the globe in all countries and across different ecological systems and cultural beliefs. This initiative is continuously building an archive of example sites and cases studies.
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