11 May Sacred Natural Sites book
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 and nature. It underlines the inextricable links between cultural diversity and biodiversity existing between Indigenous and traditional communities and their landscapes.
The book consists of 27 chapters with a non-Eurocentric/North American perspective. The chapters cover a vast array of iconic and less well-known sacred natural sites.
Delos Initiative coordinators Josep-Maria Mallarach and Thymio Papayannis have written one of the book’s chapters ‘Sacred Natural Sites in Technologically Developed Countries: Reflections from the Experience of the Delos Initiative’. You may download the chapter from here. Also available for downloading are the Introduction and the Conclusions. You can buy your copy here or learn more about the book here.