Japanese translation of the “IUCN UNESCO Sacred Natural Sites Guidelines” launched.

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The Japanese section of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Japanese recently and proudly launched their translation of the “IUCN-UNESCO Sacred Natural Sites Guidelines”. The launch happened late last month at the conference of parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity.  It was part of a series of events that highlighted the role of […]

French Language Sacred Natural Sites Guidelines Launched

Mpathaleni Guidleines
This week at the Indigenous Forum of the International Congress of Ethnobiology the IUCN - UNESCO Sacred Natural Sites Guidelines - French Language Version were launched.

IUCN UNESCO Guidelines for Sacred Natural Sites launched in Estonia

Tõrma sacred grove is situated on cultivated land and catches the attention of the local people as well as of those passing along the Rakvere-Tartu highway. Sacred sites situated in cultural landscape preserve biodiversity, mental continuity and make living environment more valuable. Lääne-Viru County, Rakvere Borough, Tõrma Village. (Photo: Ahto Kaasik)
In Estonia, around 2500 traditional sacred natural sites, covering large areas of land are known to contain significant spiritual, cultural and natural heritage values. Further research and documentation is expected to reveal a network of as much as 7000 sacred natural sites in the country alone.

IUCN launches Russian and Spanish versions of Sacred Sites Guidelines

Russian & Spanish Guidelines
IUCN launches today Russian and Spanish versions of its Sacred Natural Sites: Guidelines for Protected Area Managers – a landmark publication to support the protection of sacred places around the world.

The people, the land and the spirit

The people, the land and the spirit
New Sacred Natural Sites guidelines for Protected Area Managers were launched today by IUCN and UNESCO during the biggest environmental meeting of the year, the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.