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.
The Sacred Site Research Newsletter (SSiReN) was conceived as a means to inform and aggregate the community of researchers working on Sacred Natural Sites. The Newsletter is issued quarterly and warmly welcomes contributions regarding news, events, opportunities, publications, or specific topics related to the link between spiritual beliefs, people and nature.
“…apart from the ritual itself, there is another reason for visiting sacred sites, which is the opportunity to feel one is part of the present community, of this human space. The entire family or clan gathers together, and we can see what it is we share… …then you are forced to think about your life and about tomorrow. — Yurii Vella, Khanty writer, The conservation value of sacred sites of Indigenous peoples of the Arctic: A case study in Northern Russia. CAFF technical report No. 11, 2004.