Recognition of the diversity of concepts and values of nature
International Union for the Conservation of Nature2009
This resolution requests the Director General of IUCN to promote the understanding of nature conservation as a human action is rooted in diverse cultures and evolving worldviews, and requests the Director General and the IUCN’s Commissions to work with its members to: (1) incorporate different ways of understanding the relationship between humans and the natural world in order to increase intercultural efforts for the conservation of nature; (2) develop appropriate guidance to be able to fully recognize the diversity within ideas and values of nature and nature conservation; and where appropriate (3) promote and support nature conservation actions that encompass practices and traditions that are rooted in local cultures and embody the cultural values of the diversity of peoples of the world.
It was proposed by the IUCN Specialist Group on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas, on the initiative of the Silene Association.
IUCN. “Res 4.099. Recognition of the diversity of concepts and values of nature”. In: IUCN. 2008 World Conservation Congress Resolutions and Recommendations. [S.l.]: IUCN, 2009.