This map shows sacred natural sites that have been drawn from different contributing sources that can be selected by clicking on the square icon in the top left corner. If you are interested in adding sacred natural sites to this map, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Data protocol: The sacred natural sites on this map have all been sourced in accordance with the data protocols of the contributing organisations. These protocols either include Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the individuals, groups or communities involved detailing how the information, data and knowledge provided by them will be used or they are based on peer reviewed scientific publications. Those sacred natural sites that have culturally sensitive locations have been deliberately been misplaced.
Sacred Natural Sites Initiative sites are all linked to the online uniformly structured site descriptions that make cross comparison possible and are easy to browse and navigate. Each site description comes with references to complementary resources derived from publications and other sources.
SANASI is a world data base on sacred natural sites sourced mostly from peer reviewed scientific publications and offers a deeper online data set of interest to researchers and those wanting the inside scoop or technical break down.
Delos Initiative offers short descriptions of case studies on sacred natural sites of mainstream religions and technologically developed countries predominantly located in protected areas. Each case study is further elaborated in a full chapter that can be downloaded from the Delos Initiative website.
Recent Sacred Natural Sites Initiative Case Studies and Site Descriptions
- Communities of conservation and sustainable living: Christian monasteries in Europe and the Middle East
- Conflicting value systems in the Lua people’s sacred mountains of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
- Sacred Tsum Valley: non-violence Buddhist lifestyles inspire surrounding people, Nepal
- An ancient monument to the sea turtle at Ras Al Hadd Nature Reserve, Oman