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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).



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    The exterior is a reflection of the interior. In a tree, the fruits sprout from it, come out…

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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