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Mountains Have Deities and Water a Spirit: Faith, Values and Environmental Protection in Mongolia
October 1, 2002
This essay in the World Bank report "Conservation of Biology in Mountain Ecosystems" describes the Mongolian Sacred Sites Initiative, a collaborative effort in Mongolia made possible by the World Bank-Netherlands Partnership Program, highlighting the role that faith groups can play in the environmental debate. In Mongolia Buddhist monasteries led rituals at sacred sites and discussed how Buddhist teachings promoted respect and care for the environment. The initiative was supported by partnerships with the Alliance of Religions and Conservation and World Wildlife Fund.