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The High Ground: Sacred natural sites, bio-cultural diversity and climate change in the Eastern Himalayas

Posted on 19 October 2012

The birthplace of Lord Buddha in Nepal, a mountain revered as the centre of the universe in Tibet, long-standing monasteries in Bhutan, and majestic alpine lakes in India are among the many sacred natural sites in the Eastern Himalayas that have been preserved by traditional belief systems that place a high value on nature.
The High Ground: Sacred natural sites, bio-cultural diversity and climate change in the Eastern Himalayas, examines how sacred places, beliefs and practices in the Himalayas can aid efforts to conserve areas of value in the face of modern-day threats including the unrelenting pressure human demands place on the planet.


The High Ground looks at different examples of how sacred places, beliefs and practices in the Himalayas can aid efforts to conserve places of value in the face of modern-day threats including climate change and the unrelenting pressure human demands place on the planet.
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