Sacred natural sites, biodiversity and well-being: The role of sacred sites in endogenous development in the COMPAS network

Freddy Delgado*, Cesar Escobar, Bas Verschuuren, Wim Hiemstra

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Abstract

Incaraqay in Bolivia is a sacred natural site based around a fort built in the Inca cultural period (1400-1450 AD). Although archaeological data do not report a ritual use, it is currently a sacred natural site and rituals are carried out periodically because Incaracay has come to represent the ancestors. During rituals, people living in the 21st century ask their ancestors for protection and well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSacred Natural Sites
Subtitle of host publicationConserving Nature and Culture
EditorsBas Verschuuren, Robert Wild, Jeffrey McNeely, Gonzalo Oviedo
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Chapter18
Pages188-197
ISBN (Electronic)9781849776639
ISBN (Print)9781849711661
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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    Delgado, F., Escobar, C., Verschuuren, B., & Hiemstra, W. (2010). Sacred natural sites, biodiversity and well-being: The role of sacred sites in endogenous development in the COMPAS network. In B. Verschuuren, R. Wild, J. McNeely, & G. Oviedo (Eds.), Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving Nature and Culture (pp. 188-197). Taylor and Francis. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781849776639/chapters/10.4324/9781849776639-30