Recognising indigenous “sacred areas”

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Recognising indigenous “sacred areas”

Post by edfrank » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:15 am

Recognising indigenous “sacred areas” could double amount of protected land worldwide

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HYDERABAD, India (23 October, 2012)_Recognising areas conserved by indigenous peoples could double the amount of land designated as protected worldwide, said representatives attending the Convention on Biological Diversity conference last week, as international policymakers gathering nearby puzzled over ways to bump the global area of conserved land from 12 to 17 percent within the next eight years.

Whether a grove in the Khasi hills of Northeast India from which nothing can be removed, or an Ethiopian gudo boulder surrounded by forest where shamans can summon or stop the rain, sacred areas are not only rich in biodiversity but vital to keeping communities intact.
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Re: Recognising indigenous “sacred areas”

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:02 pm

Anything that works to keep the developers out is fine with me.

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Re: Recognising indigenous “sacred areas”

Post by canada yew » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:53 pm

Getting the public to respect and understand indigenous concerns and spirituality is important. And the more we get developers and planners to understand ecology and native concerns the better....
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Re: Recognising indigenous “sacred areas”

Post by edfrank » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:23 pm

I have been following intently the events relating to Embridge and tar sands in Canada. There has bee a profound movement among the native peoples to prevent the oil sands people from ruining their lands. I wish them well in their efforts. I will post more about this here in a few days if someone else does not take up the task.

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