Sacred natural sites and Aichi targets at Convention for Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties 11
Hyderabad, IndiaOctober 2012
10th of October As part of a broader programme of “Natural Solutions: Protected Areas meeting Biodiversity Targets and adapting to Global Change.” a presentation will highlight how Sacred Natural Sites can contribute to the Aichi Targets in conjunction with the need for social safeguards and capacity building. 14th of October day long event will highlight the issues and discuss opportunities for the way forwards, see the flyer and the programme. 16th of October a session “Protecting the Sacred and the Spiritual” will facilitate an expert panel that will consider current standards relevant to protecting the spiritual and cultural values of biodiversity and whether further standards are needed. Attention will be given to the role of Indigenous Peoples and Faith–based Institutions in achieving the Aichi Targets and possible new efforts needed to promote environmentally friendly green pilgrimages and management of sacred natural sites.
This will include a Delos Initiative presentation, featuring the SNS of the Sami indigenous people, organised by Metsahällitus, the Natural Heritage Service of Finland, and the Finnish Sami Parliament.
More information at:
>> Sacred Natural Sites at the Convention on Biological Diversity’s COP11
>> COP 11 Side-Events