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Idle No More protesters marching in Victoria, BC, December 21, 2012. © r.a. paterson/Creative Commons License
In November 2012, Canada's First Nations started a new incentive to raise their voices together. A new era of resourceful and peaceful protests has begun.
Custodian, thoughtful. © The African Biodiversity Network
Traditional custodians of sacred sites met to create a guideline to respect and ensure the future of the children of humans and all species on Earth.
sacred grove at Heggala Aiyappa, Western Ghats, India. © Claudia Rutte
To scientists from the universities of Oxford and of Basel started a database project to record Sacred Natural Sites for research and future conservation.
cloud forest at the Santa María Volcano, or Gagxanul, a sacred natural site in Guatemala. © Bas Verschuuren
A global programme to protect sacred sites and their biodiversity as well as cultural practices from industrialization, urbanization, and tourism has begun.
tree shrine in Nepal. © Lisann Drews
The return of the oldest method of habitat protection on Earth: to honour and respect a place or an area as “sacred ground” (= untouchable, taboo).
U'wa leader praying. © Amazon Watch
After prayers of the U'wa tribe in Colombia an entire oil field disappeared and 100 million US dollars of excavation spendings could not bring it back.