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“Sacred Site” to be recognised term

September 10 2003:

Delegates gather at the World Parks Congress in Durban, SA

WWF International and ARC will launch a programme to designate “sacred site” an internationally recognised term, giving protection to environmentally important sacred places such as mountains, holy rivers and pilgrimage routes. The announcement will take place mid September at the Vth World Parks Congress in Durban, South Africa.

The World Bank will also take the opportunity to publicise the new book Faith in Conservation written by ARC and published by the World Bank. The Bank is running a workshop on the issues raised by the book in this once-every-decade meeting of all the organisations involved in the protection of National Parks and protected environments. The book will be on general release from October.

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