Cambridge Centre for Landscape and People – The 3S Conference

Cambridge Centre for Landscape and People – The 3S Conference

The Cambridge Centre for Landscape and People organised in 24-26 September in Cambridge, England, the 3S Conference on Sacred Species and Sites.  The aims of the Conference were:

  • to report and discuss on recent research findings related to spiritual values of species and sites
  • to improve recognition, understanding and dissemination of the spiritual values of species and sites connected with cultures and traditions
  • to promote the integration of these values into policy, planning and management
  • to facilitate cross-organisational and interdisciplinary dialogue on these values
  • to assist the link between cultural and ecological diversity in landscape and nature conservation
  • to demonstrate ways in which sacred species and sites can contribute to conservation biology
  • to support cooperation between academics and conservationists working in this area

 

Over 30 experts, from four continents participated in the Conference. Rob Wild,  leader of  Task Force CSVPA and two members of the Delos Initiative, Gonzalo Oviedo and Josep-Maria Mallarach were actively engaged in the discussions. The latter made a presentation about The Delos Initiative. It was decided that the proceedings of the 3C Conference, including a paper about the Delos Initiative, will be published in 2008, by the University of Cambridge.