This REVIVE session, tells the story of two such sacred mountains. In a presentation illustrated with striking images, Edwin Bernbaum describes two projects that have taken this approach: one, to restore a sacred forest at Badrinath, the major pilgrimage shrine in the Indian Himalaya; the other to nominate Mount Kailas in Tibet and the pilgrimage routes leading to it from India and Nepal as an UNESCO trans-boundary World Heritage Site.
Edwin Bernbaum, Ph.D., is Co-Chair of the IUCN specialist group on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas (CSVPA) and Senior Fellow at The Mountain Institute. A scholar of comparative religion and mythology, his work focuses on the relationship between culture and the environment. His book Sacred Mountains of the World won the Commonwealth Club of California's gold medal for best work of nonfiction and was the basis for an exhibit of his photographs at the Smithsonian Institution.
To help host Dr Bernbaum , we also have with us
Abhimanyu Pandey, author of the book Kailash Yatra
Prof Aditya Purohit, who is an Indian scientist and professor who has mainly worked on ecophysiology of tree species and physiology of high altitude medicinal plants, and
Arch. Kai Weise , UNESCO Consultant and an architect and urban planner who lives and works in Kathmandu Nepal and has done research on Mt Kailas.
Watch a talk by Ed on the link below...