First IUCN Resolution that urges to recognize the different concepts and values of nature
Barcelona, Catalonia14 October 2008
The study promoted by the Silene Association of the different concepts of nature present in a representative sample of the world’s languages was debated as part of a motion presented at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.
Motion 121 entitled “Recognition of the diversity of concepts and values of nature” was presented by the World Commission on Protected Areas’ Task Force on the Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas, and sponsored by DEPANA, Fundació Caixa Catalunya and SAVIA.
The motion was passed after a number of debates thanks to the support of The Ethics Specialist Group belonging to the IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law, The Wild Foundation and Parks Canada, amongst others. It was passed with almost 90% of votes in favour during the last session of the Congress on 14 October 2008.
Individual Motions – UICN: http://www.iucn.org/news_events/events/congress/assembly/policy/index.cfm