CBD COP11: Religion can help and hinder nature

Liza Zogib, director, DiversEarth for Nature, Culture and Spirit interview: Rio Conventions Pavilion, CBD COP11, 15/10/2012 – Liza Zogib, director of the NGO DiversEarth for Nature, Culture and Spirit, explains the interaction between sites of religious significance and biodiversity protection.

In some instances, beliefs around certain species can afford them greater protection. In other cases they can add extra environmental pressures, such as at pilgrimage sites where vast numbers of people congregate.