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Issues of Theory and Practice
. Tambov: Gramota, 2014. 5. Part 1. P. 32-34. ISSN 1997-292X.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Historical Sciences and Archeology
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Bideeva Svetlana Georgievna
V. I. Abaev North-Ossetian Institute of Humanities and Social Studies of Vladikavkaz Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Government of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania

Abstract. The article discusses the Ossetians nature conservation folk traditions based on the principles of natural resources rational use and the religious-mystical reverence of natural components and phenomena. The Ossetians traditional religious beliefs and cults related to nature are represented - the cult of tree, stone, water, their role is determined as an important factor in environment preservation that must be considered in the process of forming a new strategy of achieving ecological balance in the territory of Ossetia.
Key words and phrases: , , , , , nature conservation traditions, tree cult, ecological culture, mountain ecosystem, sanctuaries.
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