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Sacred Species and Sites
Advances in Biocultural Conservation

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Ahmed Djoghlaf, Gloria Pungetti, Gonzalo Oviedo, Della Hooke, Nigel Dudley, Liza Higgins-Zogib, Federico Cinquepalmi, Paul Sharman, Edwin Bernbaum, Revd Nigel Cooper, Peter Hughes, Oliver Rackham, Elizabeth Reichel, Guillermo Rodriguez-Navarro, Joseph Selwyn Te Rito, Grazia Francescato, Daniela Talamo, Anna McIvor, Mijasoa M. Andriamarovololona, Julia P. G. Jones, William J. Douros, Bas Verschuuren, Mere Roberts, Wang Nan, Lucy Garrett, Philip J. K. McGowan, Robert E. F. Smith, Kate Mannle, Richard J. Ladle, Shonil A. Bhagwat, Alison Ormsby, Jacob Mhando Nyangila, Stephen Browne, Alexander N. Davydov, Sebastian Catanoiu, Jala Makhzoumui, Kalliopi Stara, Rigas Tsiakiris, Jenny Wong, Radhika Borde, Jyotish Kumar Kerketta, Natalie Ceperley, Jeneda Benally, Stan Stevens, Katsue Fukamachi, Thymio Papayannis, Josep Maria Mallarach, Llorenç Picornell-Gelabert, Gabriel Servera-Vives, Santiago Riera, Ethel Allué, Leif Gren, Malin Blomqvist, Ven. Lama Karma Samten Gyatso, Prashant Kakoday, International Communities for the Renewal of Earth
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  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521110853

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  • It is being increasingly recognised that cultural and biological diversity are deeply linked and that conservation programmes should take into account the ethical, cultural and spiritual values of nature. With contributions from a range of scholars, practitioners and spiritual leaders from around the world, this book provides new insights into biocultural diversity conservation. It explores sacred landscapes, sites, plants and animals from around the world to demonstrate the links between nature conservation and spiritual beliefs and traditions. Key conceptual topics are connected to case studies, as well as modern and ancient spiritual insights, guiding the reader through the various issues from fundamental theory and beliefs to practical applications. It looks forward to the biocultural agenda, providing guidelines for future research and practice and offering suggestions for improved integration of these values into policy, planning and management.

    • Provides the first consideration of sacred species in biodiversity conservation, improving understanding of the links between sacred, cultural and natural values
    • Case studies from around the world illustrate how theory can be applied to practical situations
    • Combines insights from researchers, practitioners and spiritual leaders across different disciplines and organisations, facilitating interdisciplinary dialogue on conservation issues
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    "This well-written, well-organized book explores the intricate connections between humans and their natural surroundings by focusing on the linkages between sacred sites/species and traditional environmental knowledge (TEK)." D. Monthie, Choice

    "Collectively, the fascinating cases in this innovative and substantial book demonstrate the importance for biologists, conservationists, and environmentalists to consider culture and religion in their research and its practical applications. This expertly and skillfully crafted publication is most useful as a reference work, a textbook for a wide range of advanced courses, and as an addition to the rapidly growing body of literature on the subject." sites/species and traditional environmental knowledge (TEK)." Leslie E. Sponsel, University of Hawai’i for The Quarterly Review of Biology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521110853
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 180 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.16kg
    • contains: 157 b/w illus. 26 colour illus. 6 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Concepts and Knowledge
    Part II. Sacred Landscapes
    Part III. Sacred Sites and People
    Part IV. Sacred Species
    Part V. Sacred Animals
    Part VI. Sacred Groves and Plants
    Part VII. Implementation and Conclusions.

  • Editors

    Gloria Pungetti, University of Cambridge
    Gloria Pungetti is Research Director of the Cambridge Centre for Landscape and People (CCLP). Aiming to integrate the spiritual and cultural values of land and communities into landscape planning, nature conservation and sustainable development, she has widely published on these topics and chairs the IUCN-CCLP 3S Initiative on Sacred Species and Sites.

    Gonzalo Oviedo, World Conservation Union (IUCN)
    Gonzalo Oviedo is the Senior Adviser for Social Policy at IUCN. In this position he facilitates IUCN's global work on topics such as livelihood security, poverty reduction, indigenous peoples and rural communities, and assists the IUCN programmes worldwide on matters of social equity and human wellbeing in their conservation work.

    Della Hooke, University of Birmingham
    Della Hooke is an Honorary Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham. She is an historical geographer and has published extensively upon the historical development of the British landscape. Her research interests include the early medieval landscape and combining ecological and cultural evidence from forest, woodland and parks.

    Contributors

    Ahmed Djoghlaf, Gloria Pungetti, Gonzalo Oviedo, Della Hooke, Nigel Dudley, Liza Higgins-Zogib, Federico Cinquepalmi, Paul Sharman, Edwin Bernbaum, Revd Nigel Cooper, Peter Hughes, Oliver Rackham, Elizabeth Reichel, Guillermo Rodriguez-Navarro, Joseph Selwyn Te Rito, Grazia Francescato, Daniela Talamo, Anna McIvor, Mijasoa M. Andriamarovololona, Julia P. G. Jones, William J. Douros, Bas Verschuuren, Mere Roberts, Wang Nan, Lucy Garrett, Philip J. K. McGowan, Robert E. F. Smith, Kate Mannle, Richard J. Ladle, Shonil A. Bhagwat, Alison Ormsby, Jacob Mhando Nyangila, Stephen Browne, Alexander N. Davydov, Sebastian Catanoiu, Jala Makhzoumui, Kalliopi Stara, Rigas Tsiakiris, Jenny Wong, Radhika Borde, Jyotish Kumar Kerketta, Natalie Ceperley, Jeneda Benally, Stan Stevens, Katsue Fukamachi, Thymio Papayannis, Josep Maria Mallarach, Llorenç Picornell-Gelabert, Gabriel Servera-Vives, Santiago Riera, Ethel Allué, Leif Gren, Malin Blomqvist, Ven. Lama Karma Samten Gyatso, Prashant Kakoday, International Communities for the Renewal of Earth

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