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Shinto and environmentalism

Early Western encounter [1]

Modern Japanese perspective [2][3]

A reviewer

Iwatsuki, K. 2006. “Sacred Forests in temples and shrines of Japan”. In UNESCO. 2006. (Lee, C. and Schaaf, T. (Eds).) Proceedings of UNESCO-IUCN ‘Conserving Cultural and Biological Diversity: The Role of Sacred Natural Sites and Cultural Landscapes’, Tokyo, Japan (30 May–2 June 2005). (Excerpted here - 9MB book!)

Iwatsuki, K. 2007. Sacred sites and zoning of the Japanese Archipelago. UNESCO. 2007. (Jayakumar, R., Kim, E. and Karolyi, B. (Eds).) The protection of sacred natural sites; importance for biodiversity conservation. Proceedings of the 10th Meeting of the UNESCO-MAB East Asian Biosphere Reserve Network, Terelj National Park Mongolia, 1–5 September 2007.

Eade, D. 2002. Development and Culture. London, UK: Oxfam.

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