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Record number 542138
Title Religious and spiritual aspects of wetland management
Author(s) Verschuuren, Bas
Source In: The Wetland Book Springer Netherlands - ISBN 9789400714717 - p. 1405 - 1415.
Department(s) Sociology of Development and Change
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) Amenity - Religion - Sacred natural sites - Spirituality - Wetlands

The spiritual significance of wetlands is closely related to the religious, cultural and historic importance wetlands play in human well-being. Spirituality contrib- utes significantly to wetland services and values but often remains overlooked and undervalued. Indigenous peoples' spirituality is often directly related to wetlands being imbued by spirits while mainstream religions construct places of worship in wetlands. Pilgrimages the world over follow rivers and wetlands and in cases these can have a profound impact. Religious leaders can help protect wetlands and some incentives in international policy exist to assist policy makers and decision makers with this.

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