The lead professor from Oxford Sonil Bhagwat has said: "Where data is available about the boundaries of these forests, it will hopefully give the local communities an instrument to help argue that these are the sites that they have traditionally been protecting for a long time. They are sites which have lasted through several generations."
Nothing is on the map yet about Animist forests (other than the Shinto) so there seems to be a lot to do to get this map up-to-date.
Alliance of Religions and Conservation is attempting to start crowdsourcing information about more sacred forests areas: http://www.arcworld.org/projects.asp?projectID=557
Oxford is also accepting notes and information http://www.biodiversity.ox.ac.uk/researchthemes/biodiversity-beyond-protected-areas/religious-forest-sites/
Here is a poem from Wendell Berry entitled 'How to be a Poet (to remind myself)' about the sacredness of forests and of the human-nature relationship.
Make a place to sit down.
Sit down. Be quiet.
You must depend upon
affection, reading, knowledge,
skill-more of each
than you have-inspiration
work, growing older, patience,
for patience joins time
Breathe with unconditional breath
the unconditioned air.
Shun electric wire.
Communicate slowly. Live
a three-dimensional life;
stay away from screens.
Stay away from anything
that obscures the place it is in.
There are so unsacred places;
there are only sacred places
and desecrated places.
Accept what comes from silence.
Make the best you can of it.
Of the little words that come
out of the silence, like prayers
prayed back to the one who prays,
make a poem that does not disturb
the silence from which it came.
― Wendell Berry