Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas: Governance, Management and Policy

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Bas Verschuuren, Steve Brown
Routledge, Aug 3, 2018 - Historic sites - 313 pages
Cultural and spiritual significance of nature in protected and conserved areas : principles and practices in policy, management, and governance / Steve Brown and Bas Verschuuren -- Implications of the diversity of concepts and values of nature in the management and governance of protected and conserved areas / Josep-Maria Mallarach, Fabrizio Frascaroli, Will Tuladhar-Douglas, Jonathan Liljeblad, Radhika Borde, Edwin Bernbaum, and Bas Verschuuren -- Meaningful nature experiences : pathways for deepening connections between people and place / Matthew J. Zylstra -- Mainstream faith participation in protected and conserved areas / Martin Palmer -- Spiritual governance as an indigenous behavioural practice : implications for protected and conserved areas / John Studley and Peter Horsley -- Exploring the usefulness of nature/culture convergences in world heritage : the case of authenticity / Kristal Buckley -- Buddhism and the management of sacred sites for biodiversity / Will Tuladhar Douglas -- The significance of indigenous nature spirituality / Radhika Borde -- The cultural and spiritual significance of nature : involving the general public in the management and governance of protected areas / Edwin Bernbaum -- Connecting practice : defining new methods and strategies to further integrate natural and cultural heritage under the World Heritage Convention / Letícia Leitão, Leanna Wigboldus, Gwenaëlle Bourdin, Tim Badman, Zsuzsa Tolnay and Oscar Mthimkhulu -- Entangled landscapes : connecting conservation practices for naturecultures in the Mongolian Altai / Steve Brown and Bas Verschuuren -- Culture and nature : the case of the Ramsar Convention on wetlands / Dave Pritchard -- Developing guidelines for integrating cultural and spiritual values into the protected areas of Spain / Josep-Maria Mallarach, Marta Múgica, Alberto de Armas, and Eulàlia Comas -- Managing religious pilgrimage to sacred sites in Indian protected areas / Chantal Elkin, Sanjay Rattan, Soubadra Devy, and Ganesh Thyagarajan -- China's community fengshui forests : spiritual ecology and nature conservation / Chris Coggins, Jesse Minor, Bixia Chen, Yaoqi Zhang, Peter Tiso, James Lam, and Cem Gultekin -- Father forest : Batwa culture and the management of national parks in Uganda's Albertine Rift / Medard Twinamatsiko, Mark Infield, and Arthur Mugisha -- Kaio, kapwier, nepek, and nuk : human and non-human agency, and 'conservation' on Tanna, Vanuatu / James L. Flexner, Lamont Lindstrom, Francis Hickey, and Jacob Kapere -- Exploring spiritual and religious values in landscapes of production : lessons and examples from Italy / Fabrizio Frascaroli and Thora Fjeldsted -- The nature of attachment : an Australian experience / Steve Brown -- Cultural and spiritual significance of nature in protected and conserved areas : reflections on the situational and relational contexts of policy, management, and governance / Bas Verschuuren and Steve Brown

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About the author (2018)

Bas Verschuuren is a freelance biocultural adviser and associate researcher at the Department of Sociology of Development and Change at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He combines his experience in conservation projects with applied research on the cultural, spiritual, and sacred dimensions of nature in management and policy.

Steve Brown is an honorary associate with the Museum and Heritage Studies Program at the University of Sydney, Australia. His research interests include: conceptualising and operationalising place-attachment in heritage theory and practice; the integration of naturecultures in the heritage management of protected areas; and the material culture of domestic homes and gardens.

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