Share Your Practices of Linking Nature and Culture for Conservation
A Nature-Culture Thematic Community on the PANORAMA platform, coordinated jointly by ICCROM, IUCN and ICOMOS, was recently launched by the World Heritage Leadership Programme at the ICOMOS GA2020 Marker event.
PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet is a partnership initiative to document and promote examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and sustainable development topics, enabling cross-sectoral learning and inspiration. The new thematic community is a space for heritage practitioners to share and reflect their experiences, and to learn with their peers how similar challenges have been addressed around the globe.
The Nature-Culture Thematic Community highlights the importance of integrated heritage protection and management for sustainable development, looking at inspiring approaches which include the use of local and indigenous knowledge, and the engagement of local communities. It forms a global community of practice in places valued for their cultural and natural significance, across indigenous peoples’ territories, rural and coastal landscapes, seascapes and urban landscapes.
A diverse set of place-specific experiences are made visible and exchanged by heritage institutions, communities and practitioners with professionals from the larger conservation and development sectors. Resources built up within this common framework will become supporting evidence, and will enable the sharing of stories among practitioners, decision and policy makers.
Heritage practitioners within the ICOMOS community are encouraged to contribute to the PANORAMA platform by sharing their experiences and solutions for managing natural and cultural values at heritage places.
For a closer look at the platform and the first range of solutions uploaded, a webinar was organised through the ICCROM Lecture Series on 22 October 2020.
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