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Asian Sacred Natural Sites

Author : Bas Verschuuren
ISBN : 9781317384670
Genre : Philosophy
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Nature conservation planning tends to be driven by models based on Western norms and science, but these may not represent the cultural, philosophical and religious contexts of much of Asia. This book provides a new perspective on the topic of sacred natural sites and cultural heritage by linking Asian cultures, religions and worldviews with contemporary conservation practices and approaches. The chapters focus on the modern significance of sacred natural sites in Asian protected areas with reference, where appropriate, to an Asian philosophy of protected areas. Drawn from over 20 different countries, the book covers examples of sacred natural sites from all of IUCN’s protected area categories and governance types. The authors demonstrate the challenges faced to maintain culture and support spiritual and religious governance and management structures in the face of strong modernisation across Asia. The book shows how sacred natural sites contribute to defining new, more sustainable and more equitable forms of protected areas and conservation that reflect the worldviews and beliefs of their respective cultures and religions. The book contributes to a paradigm-shift in conservation and protected areas as it advocates for greater recognition of culture and spirituality through the adoption of biocultural conservation approaches.

Indigenous Sacred Natural Sites And Spiritual Governance

Author : John Studley
ISBN : 9780429849794
Genre : Law
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Since time immemorial indigenous people have engaged in legal relationships with other-than-human-persons. These relationships are exemplified in enspirited sacred natural sites, which are owned and governed by numina spirits that can potentially place legal demands on humankind in return for protection and blessing. Although conservationists recognise the biodiverse significance of most sacred natural sites, the role of spiritual agency by other-than-human-persons is not well understood. Consequently, sacred natural sites typically lack legal status and IUCN-designated protection. More recent ecocentric and posthuman worldviews and polycentric legal frameworks have allowed courts and legislatures to grant 'rights' to nature and 'juristic personhood' and standing to biophysical entities. This book examines the indigenous literature and recent legal cases as a pretext for granting juristic personhood to enspirited sacred natural sites. The author draws on two decades of his research among Tibetans in Kham (southwest China), to provide a detailed case study. It is argued that juristic personhood is contingent upon the presence and agency of a resident numina and that recognition should be given to their role in spiritual governance over their jurisdiction. The book concludes by recommending that advocacy organisations help indigenous people with test cases to secure standing for threatened sacred natural sites (SNS) and calls upon IUCN, UNESCO (MAB and WHS), ASEAN Heritage and EuroNatura to retrospectively re-designate their properties, reserves, parks and initiatives so that SNS and spiritual governance are fully recognised and embraced. It will be of great interest to advanced students and researchers in environmental law, nature conservation, religion and anthropology.

Cultural And Spiritual Significance Of Nature In Protected Areas

Author : Bas Verschuuren
ISBN : 9781351609319
Genre : Social Science
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Cultural and spiritual bonds with ‘nature’ are among the strongest motivators for nature conservation; yet they are seldom taken into account in the governance and management of protected and conserved areas. The starting point of this book is that to be sustainable, effective and equitable, approaches to the management and governance of these areas need to engage with people’s deeply held cultural, spiritual, personal and community values, alongside inspiring action to conserve biological, geological and cultural diversity. Since protected area management and governance have traditionally been based on scientific research, a combination of science and spirituality can engage and empower a variety of stakeholders from different cultural and religious backgrounds. As evidenced in this volume stakeholders range from indigenous peoples and local communities, to those following mainstream religion and those representing the wider public. The authors argue that the scope of protected area management and governance needs to be extended to acknowledge the rights, responsibilities, obligations and aspirations of stakeholder groups, and recognise the cultural and spiritual significance that ‘nature’ holds. The book also has direct practical applications. These follow the IUCN Best Practice Guidelines for protected and conserved area managers and present a wide range of case studies from around the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas.

Sacred Ecology

Author : Fikret Berkes
ISBN : 9781351628297
Genre : Social Science
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Sacred Ecology examines bodies of knowledge held by indigenous and other rural peoples around the world, and asks how we can learn from this knowledge and ways of knowing. Berkes explores the importance of local and indigenous knowledge as a complement to scientific ecology, and its cultural and political significance for indigenous groups themselves. With updates of relevant links for further learning and over 180 new references, the fourth edition gives increased voice to indigenous authors, and reflects the remarkable increase in published local observations of climate change.

The Himalayas An Encyclopedia Of Geography History And Culture

Author : Andrew J. Hund
ISBN : 9781440839399
Genre : Science
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A thorough and detailed resource that describes the history, culture, and geography of the Himalayan region, providing an indispensable reference work to both general readers and seasoned scholars in the field. • Presents invaluable insights into the dynamics that have shaped the Himalayan region over human history • Provides a context for understanding the importance of the region to a larger understanding of globalization and key related issues we must currently deal with, including but not limited to climate change, border disputes, and economic and political migrations • Offers a balanced understanding of major socio-political issues that affect the region • Supplies a detailed and rich description of the region in a single volume that serves readers who need immediate answers to questions as well as those seeking a comprehensive overview of the complexities of the region

Parke F R Das Leben

Author : Iucn Commission On National Parks And Protected Areas Cnppa
ISBN : 2831702445
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Das Deutsche Genossenschaftsrecht

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ISBN : UOM:39015021311124
Genre : Associations, institutions, etc
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Wildnis Schaffen

Author : Patrick Kupper
ISBN : 3258077193
Genre : Nature conservation
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Betr. die Beteiligung der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft und ihrer Mitglieder Paul Sarasin, Fritz Sarasin und Hermann Christ bei der Gründung des Schweizerischen Nationalparks.

Internationaler Naturschutz

Author : Karl-Heinz Erdmann
ISBN : 9783642607004
Genre : Science
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Ein internationales, interdisziplinäres Autorenteam erläutert hier aktuelle Problemstellungen aus dem Bereich des Naturschutzes. Die einzelnen Beiträge befassen sich u.a. mit folgenden Themen: Die Rolle der UNESCO bei der Förderung des internationalen Naturschutzes; trilaterale Zusammenarbeit beim Schutz des Wattenmeers; CITES - das Washingtoner Artenschutzübereinkommen; gesellschaftliche Dimensionen globaler Klimaveränderungen; Stand des Naturschutzes in verschiedenen Ländern Europas, Afrikas und Asiens; politische Perspektiven des internationalen Naturschutzes etc..

Verreiste Berge

Author : Kurt Luger
ISBN : 3706511266
Genre : Mountaineering
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