Entangled landscapes : Connecting conservation practices for naturecultures in the Mongolian Altai

Brown, Steve; Verschuuren, B.


This chapter is focussed on our collaborative fieldwork at, experiences of, and thinking concerning the Petroglyphic Complexes of the Mongolian Altai—a property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011. Our work explored ways in which nature and culture are interconnected across this landscape and how the non-government organisations IUCN and ICOMOS can improve their collaborative working relationships, processes, and practices with regard to the World Heritage system. We consider the challenges for such collaborations and report on the opportunities that can arise from working together—including through the use of creative and diverse working vocabularies.