Sacred Earth: Faiths for Conservation
The World Wildlife Fund's Sacred Earth: Faiths for Conservation program works with faith and spiritual leaders across the globe who identify with sacred spaces as roots of their culture and traditions and are committed to protecting these areas. Current areas of focus include forest and watershed restoration, river cleanup and protection, climate change adaptation and prevention, and fighting illegal wildlife trading and poaching. The organization, which works closely with the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), has supported Buddhist monasteries in Tibet that promote environmental protection, as well as with Buddhist temples in Cambodia to protect the Irrawaddy dolphin population in the Mekong River. Sacred Earth has also published documents that outline steps in which community members can support the faith-based effort to protect the environment.