biosphere program

Sacred Natural Sites Unprotected Within Protected Areas

Sacred Natural Sites Unprotected Within Protected Areas

BARCELONA, Spain, October 7, 2008 (ENS) – A mountain, a spring, a cave, a grove of trees – thousands of sacred natural sites are at risk around the world although many are within formal protected areas, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature warned today, releasing a new set of guidelines for managers of…

Mexican President Vows to Protect Sacred Butterfly Trees

Mexican President Vows to Protect Sacred Butterfly Trees

ANGANGUEO, Michoacán, Mexico, November 26, 2007 (ENS) – President Felipe Calderon visited the Sierra Chincua monarch butterfly reserve in the mountains of central Mexico on Sunday to announce his plan to enhance and publicize the reserve. Under the new program, the Calderon government will spend $4.6 million to buy additional equipment and advertising for the…