Workshop on Sacred Natural Sites, Bio-cultural Diversity & Climate Change in the Eastern Himalayas
Bhutan17-19 May 2010
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and its Living Himalayas Initiative organized the workshop “Sacred Natural Sites, Biodiversity Conservation & Climate Change in the Eastern Himalayas” in Bhutan from 17-19 May, 2010. The workshop was a first step in the region to get a group of academics, religious leaders and practitioners, government agencies, and conservationists together to discuss the issues and start to take action.
The main goals of the workshop were: to document the sacred natural sites in the Eastern Himalayan region (Bhutan, India & Nepal) and detail their importance to the conservation of the region’s bio-cultural diversity; to engage religious organizations further in practical conservation; and to explore the increasing threats and adaptation needs of faith communities in the face of rapidly changing climatic conditions.
More information: http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/news/?uNewsID=193304