Use these resources to explore themes and ideas found in the text. This list is updated periodically. Feel free to include your own readings, and news or blog articles from your country or region, by using the Interact section of this website.


Encyclopedia of Life.

Global Biodiversity Information.

Learning to Protect Biodiversity.

Stockholm Resilience Center


Jonathan A. Newman and Gary Varner, Defending Biodiversity: Environmental Science and Ethics (New York: Cambridge, 2017).

Ian A. Smith, The Intrinsic Value of Endangered Species (New York: Routledge, 2016).

Kevin J. Obrien, An Ethics of Biodiversity: Christianity, Ecology, and the Variety of Life. (Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2010).

“Put a Value on Nature!” TED Talk by Pavan Sukhdev.


Satinder Dhiman and Joan Marques, Spirituality and Sustainability: New Horizons (Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2016).

Bas Verschuuren et al., eds., Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving Nature & Culture. London. Earthscan, 2010. Print.

Josep-Maria Mallarach, ed. Spiritual Values of Protected Areas of Europe: Workshop Proceedings. Bonn, Germany: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, 2012.

Darrell A. Posey, ed. Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity. New York: Intermediate Technology, 2000.


What Can We Do? Nature Trust British Columbia, 2019.

Center for Biological Diversity.

World Wildlife Fund for Nature.

American Museum of Natural History.