Sacred Natural Sites - Conserving Nature and Culture

 

Sacred Natural Sites Photo: Earthscan

Sacred natural sites include areas recognized as sacred by indigenous and traditional peoples and areas recognized by religions or faiths as places for worship and remembrance. They are the world's oldest conservation areas and contain high levels of biological and cultural diversity. They protect a wide variety of habitats, guard traditional customs, practices and knowledge related to biodiversity conservation and promote mutual respect between people and nature.

 

Work area: 
Protected Areas
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