Beyond Belief: Linking faiths and protected areas to support biodiversity conservation
Dudley, N; Higgings-Zogib, L; Mansourian, S.2005
This publication is the first global review to focus specifically on the links between faiths and the world’s growing protected areas network. The authors call for faiths and conservationists to work together to help achieve the world’s vision of halting biodiversity loss. In turn, as members of conservation organisations, they pledge to work with faiths in ensuring that when protected areas overlap with sites of spiritual importance, both these values will be taken into account in management.
The core message is that both faith groups and conservation organisations can benefit from working in partnership to recognise and to protect the natural world, which provides such inspiration to so many.Of special significance are section 9: Guidance for balancing the needs of faiths and biodiversity conservation: existing guidelines, decisions etc. and part 10: Conclusions and Recommendations.
World Wildlife Fund. Dudley, Nigel; Higgings-Zogib, Lisa; Mansourian, Stephanie. Beyond Belief: Linking faiths and protected areas to support biodiversity conservation. World Wildlife Fund for Nature, Equilibrium and Alliance of Religions and Conservation, 2005. ISBN 2-88085-270-6. <http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/?58880/Beyond-Belief-Linking-faiths-and-protected-areas-for-biodiversity-conservation> [Consulted: 14 July 2010].