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The Delos Initiative coordinators only recently heard of the sad news of Zakia Zouanat’s passing last September, at the age of 55, following a long illness. A Delos Initiative member, Zakia Zouanat was an Anthropologist, specialist on Moroccan Sufism and author of an important work...

A 60-minute film on Estonian sacred groves and a 45-minute film on the Sacred Natural Sites of Estonia have been recently released by Gavia films. The first film is titled ‘Charm of Sacred Groves’, and tells the history of the groves that have been protected by...

Since the book "Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving Nature and Culture" has been published by Earth Scan (now Routledge) around 900 soft back and 120 hardback copies have been sold to date. The book is a welcome addition to the literature on the relationship between people...

The Second Congress of the Protected Areas Network Carpathian was held from 23 to 26 April in Tatrasnká Javo?ina, within the National Park High Tatras (Slovakia). The conference explored the challenges and opportunities for protected areas in terms of sustainable finance, sustainable development, ecological connectivity...

Sacred natural sites hold spiritual and intangible values that are often hidden to the modern world. The book ‘The Diversity of Sacred Lands in Europe’ describes the many sacred natural sites in the protected areas of Europe. Some are well-known sacred places of mainstream religions,...