World Rainforest Movement

Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity

David Hathaway (Brazil), has informed us that a volume of the Global Biodiversity Assessment (UNEP), entitled “Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity” is being prepared. It will include opinions and experiences of indigenous, traditional and local communities. Articles, poems, art works, pieces of music, photos on this issue are welcome to show that biodiversity is a comprehensive concept beyond the narrow economic and institucionally centered dominant point of view. The deadline is June 15th. All who consider that this initiative could be important can contact:

Dr. Darrell A. Possey
Oxford Centre for Environment,
Ethics and Society Mansfield College –
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK