Protected by Prayer: Sacred Natural Sites of the Mediterranean
Religious and spiritual communities across the Mediterranean protect nature and its gifts in many different ways, perhaps most notably in what we call Sacred Natural Sites. In collaboration with leading scientists and spiritual custodians, DiversEarth enquires into the extent and form of this varied cultural practice. With an inventory and mapping of hundreds of sites and an indepth look at the people, their beliefs and teachings, we want to show how critical these cultural and spiritual practices result in nature protection.
This work has been funded by the MAVA Foundation through Rooted Everyday project, The Ford Motor Company Foundation for projects in Tunisia, and DiversEarth.