Small slaughterhouses: key to the viability of extensive livestock farming
An analysis of the importance of building a network of small local slaughterhouses to achieve sustainable food systems. Is there an alternative model to industrial slaughterhouses? Would it be feasible to propose a network of small slaughterhouses at national level that would facilitate this final and crucial stage of the extensive livestock farming cycle? (Language: Spanish)
Identification of Barriers and Opportunities in the Extensive Sheep / Goat Value Chain
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A study to examine the different ways of processing and marketing products from extensive livestock farming, identifying the barriers and bottlenecks and also the opportunities and existing initiatives that have an impact on the economic sustainability of extensive livestock farms.
Rewilding traditional grazing areas affects scavenger assemblages and carcass consumption patterns
A comparison of the scavenging patterns of wild and domestic ungulate carcasses in southern Spain provides evidence that the abandonment of traditional grazing may entail consequences for the scavenger community, which should be considered by ecologists and wildlife managers.
Mobile Pastoralism in Mediterranean Landscapes: The state of (mobile) pastoralism in five pilot sites
This brief report outlines the state of (mobile) pastoralism in five pilot sites and how partner organisations support conservation of the practice at the landscape level.
Co-Creating Knowledge for Action with Transhumant Herders in Spain
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This report examines the gaps in knowledge of present-day transhumant pastoralists’ traditional knowledge by conducting participant observation of transhumant movements and in-depth interviews with current and former transhumant herders.
Transhumance and Vultures
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Veterinary Diclofenac a non-steroidal anti–inflammatory drug used to treat livestock. It has a deadly impact on vultures that feed on contaminated livestock carcasses that are left in nature.
Mobile Pastoralism and the World Heritage Convention
A report which makes the case for mobile pastoralism (transhumance, nomadic and semi-nomadic pastoralism) at a global scale, through new research, support to pastoral communities, and through creative celebration of their knowledge and ways of life.
Mobile Pastoralism and Protected Areas: Conflict, Collaboration and Connectivity
This paper raises some serious questions for reflection by the protected area community vis-à-vis the practice of mobile pastoralism. From basic human rights issues to acknowledging the services pastoralists provide, readers are invited to reflect on an issue that is not clear-cut and requires much more dialogue, as well as concerted action to mitigate conflict and promote collaboration.
Innovations in Sustainable Rangelands and Pastoralism
A resolution of The United Nations Environment Assembly, Recalling United Nations Environment Assembly resolution 2/24 on combating desertification, land degradation and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands.
An Economic Analysis of Transhumance in the Central Spanish Pyrenees
An empirical evaluation of pastoralists’ claims that transhumance, a specific type of long-distance herd mobility, is a more profitable system compared to semi-extensive production in the Central Spanish Pyrenees.
Mobile pastoralism in the Mediterranean: Arguments and evidence for policy reform and its role in combating climate change
By Pablo Manzano-Baena, Concha Salguero-Herrera (Mediterranean Consortium for Nature & Culture)Mobile pastoralism is one of the ...
On the Move for 10000 Years: Biodiversity Conservation through Transhumant and Nomadic Pastoralism in the Mediterranean
A report on the practice of transhumance and nomadic pastoralism, key threats to the practice and reasons for decline, and its links to biodiversity conservation, produced by the Mediterranean Consortium for Nature & Culture.