Cultural and spiritual significance of nature: Guidance for protected and conserved area governance and management

B. Verschuuren, Josep-Maria Mallarach, Edwin Bernbaum, Jeremy Spoon, Steve Brown, Radhika Borde, Jessica Brown, Mark Calamia, Nora Miechell, Mark Infield, Emma Lee, Craig Groves (Editor)

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Abstract

The cultural and spiritual significance of nature has been defined as the spiritual, cultural, inspirational, aesthetic, historic and social meanings, values, feelings, ideas and associations that natural features and nature in general have for past, present and future generations of people – both individuals and groups. These guidelines respond to a growing need to make conservation more inclusive, effective and socially just by accommodating multiple worldviews; by treating natural and cultural heritage as interlinked; and by suggesting ways for engaging and empowering all relevant groups and stakeholders in protected area design, governance and management. The guidelines also assist with creating common ground, resolving conflicts and implementing rights-based approaches that recognise human rights and legal pluralism.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGland
PublisherIUCN
Number of pages88
ISBN (Electronic)9782831720906
ISBN (Print)9782831720890
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameBest Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series
No.32

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