Is religion, the key to conservation?

Islamic leaders in Indonesia sure think so. Many Islamic conservationists have banded together to form FORDALING (the Islamic Leader Forum for Environmental Care), and are working to spread environmental education through religious studies. The group has put together teaching seminars, planted seedlings in its nursery, and most recently helped publish the Ayat-Auat Konservasi, the Islamic Verses for Conservation. This 120 page book utilizes verses from the Koran to address why conservation should be important to Indonesian Muslims, stressing Muhammad’s compassion for individual animals as well as for the greater ecosystem.  Read more about how these Islamic leaders are teaching conservation >

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