Staff Publications

Staff Publications

  • external user (warningwarning)
  • Log in as
  • language uk
  • About

    'Staff publications' is the digital repository of Wageningen University & Research

    'Staff publications' contains references to publications authored by Wageningen University staff from 1976 onward.

    Publications authored by the staff of the Research Institutes are available from 1995 onwards.

    Full text documents are added when available. The database is updated daily and currently holds about 240,000 items, of which 72,000 in open access.

    We have a manual that explains all the features 

Record number 562747
Title Reflections on the situational and relational contexts of cultural and spiritual significance of nature in protected and conserved areas
Author(s) Verschuuren, Bas; Brown, S.
Source In: Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas / Verschuuren, B., Brown, S., Routledge - ISBN 9781138091184 - p. 292 - 304.
Department(s) Forest and Nature Conservation Policy
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2018
Abstract This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book argues that the 'cultural and spiritual significance of nature' is among the most compelling drivers of people's motivations to engage with, protect, and conserve the natural environment. It presents a legal framework for 'spiritual governance' and examines its implications for the management and governance of protected and conserved areas. The book also argues that the 'cultural and spiritual significance of nature' is part of a deeply seated bond that can exist between individuals, groups, and communities and their special places. It examines the concept of 'authenticity' as a device through which to explore the challenges of working within systems typically segregated between nature and culture and between natural and cultural heritage management. The book provides much optimism for the future of cross-cultural and cross-collaborative work.
There are no comments yet. You can post the first one!
Post a comment
Please log in to use this service. Login as Wageningen University & Research user or guest user in upper right hand corner of this page.