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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…

  • Fritjof Capra

    Ultimately, deep ecological awareness is spiritual awareness. When the concept of the human spirit is understood as the…

  • Thomas Aquina

    Creation is the primary and most perfect revelation of the Divine. The whole universe in its wholeness more…

  • Wolfgang Smith

    Hard science, it turns out, is ultimately destructive of scientist myth. The scientific entrerprise is self-corrective. (…) The…

  • Guardians of the Heart of the World

    Until now we had ignored our little brother. We had not deigned ourselves to give him a seed….

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.

Capacity buidling and dissemination