Within the World Commission on
Protected Areas (WCPA) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the Specialist
Group on the Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas (CSVPA) seeks:
to investigate the
interface between humanity and nature;
to promote the
integrated management of the natural and cultural heritage;
cultural and spiritual aspirations with the conservation of nature.
In this context, the Delos Initiative focuses on the sacred natural sites in developed
countries throughout the world (such as Australia, Canada, the European
countries, Japan, New Zealand and the United States of America). Its
main purpose is to help in maintaining both the sanctity and the
biodiversity of these sites, through the understanding of the complex
relationship between spiritual / cultural and natural values.
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