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A non-profit association based in Catalonia, Spain, aimed at the study, dissemination and promotion of the spiritual and intangible cultural heritage values inherent in Nature, particularly in relation to the conservation of nature and natural protected areas.


Documentation Centre

The Silene Documentation Centre contains resources and documents on the world’s intangible spiritual and cultural heritage and its relevance on a local to international scale to the conservation of natural heritage. The service is provided in four languages -English, Spanish, French and Catalan. All documents are in their original languages, being accompanied by translations whenever possible.

It is a resource of the Specialist Group on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas of the World Commission on Protected Areas of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).



Last news…

  • John Muir

    Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal…

  • Anagarika Govinda

    Si mirem el món… amb els ulls de l’esperit, descobrirem que l’objecte material més simple… és un símbol,…

  • Marcus Aurelius

    I constantly think of the universe as one living creature, embracing one being and soul; how all is…

  • Ilarion Merculieff / Kuuyux

    From that moment on I understood how wise men received their spiritual instructions to live, the principles that…

Consultancy Projects

Projects devoted to the study, promotion and dissemination of the cultural and spiritual values of nature and landscape. In many instances, the projects had been undertaken in collaboration with other organisations, local, national or internbational.

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