The ASSEGAIA Declaration For the Protection of Sacred Natural Sites
The ASSEGAIA Declaration is a landmark document in the history of sacred sites protection. Drafted by an international delegation of indigenous leaders, scientists, conservationists, environmental lawyers, Spiritual Guardians, human rights experts, and global NGOs, the Declaration was proclaimed by the ASSEGAIA Alliance on January 21, 2020 during the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The document calls on governments, the United Nations, international organizations, local communities, and private sector companies to adopt an ecocentric model for protecting Sacred Natural Sites. This includes an Earth-centered approach that prioritizes the rights of Nature and protects the Spiritual Guardians and indigenous communities protecting, conserving, maintaining, and restoring these sites.