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Forests have played a significant role in the development of American culture values. Research has consistently demonstrated that a wide range of benefits accrues to people from contact with natural environments such as forest. Governmnetal agencies provide access to forest and support various…
Author(s): Earl C. Leatherberry
Keywords: Slavery, forests, religion, spiritual values
Source: In: Proceedings of the Society of American Foresters 1999 national convention; 1999 September 11-15; Portland, OR. SAF Publication 00-1. Bethesda, MD: Society of American Foresters: 452-457. 2000
Year: 2000
Because wilderness holds a variety of culturally imbued meanings, it is necessary to understand its cultural origins. The Judeo-Christian origins of western society generally are credited with portraying wilderness as a synonym for desolate, wild, and uninhabited lands manifesting God’s displeasure…
Author(s): George H. Stankey
Keywords: wilderness, cultural meanings, religion, heritage, attitudes
Source: Natural resources journal. 29(1): 9-24
Year: 1989
This paper examines the role of traditional religious beliefs and traditional leaders in conserving remnant patches of a unique type of dry forest in the Zambezi Valley of northern Zimbabwe. We examined aerial photographs spanning more than three decades, interviewed and surveyed local residents,…
Author(s): Bruce A Byers, Robert N. Cunliffe, Andrew T. Hudak
Keywords: conservation, forests, religion, sustainable use, wildlife, Zimbabwe
Source: Human Ecology. 29(2): 187-218.
Year: 2001
People can take extraordinary measures to protect that which they view as sacred. They may refuse financial gain, engage in bloody, inter-generational conflicts, mount hunger strikes and even sacrifice their lives. These behaviors have led researchers to propose that religious values shape our…
Author(s): Sonya Sachdeva
Keywords: religion, spirituality, environmental attitudes, climate change, culture
Source: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. [36 p.]
Year: 2016