What is an Agdal?

Agdals have shaped the cultural landscape of the High Atlas mountains through centuries and most probably millenia, maintaining the rangeland and forest resources, while also conserving its biodiversity. Learn about agdals and Global Diversity Foundation's work to conserve them.

Two reports on mobile pastoralism in the Mediterranean

Mobile pastoralism is a major traditional cultural practice in the Mediterranean and a unique example of the constant interaction between humans and nature. Being entirely different in essence to intensive livestock production systems, this practice offers the most sustainable way to make the most of the Mediterranean’s rangelands.

Travelling with birds

Joined by local and international bird experts, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon set out with the Hima Hammana community to observe and learn about migratory birds and their flight paths, learning from the experts about bird monitoring processes.

Sheep to combat climate change

Asociación Trashumancia y Naturaleza collaborated with the city council of Madrid to organise Fiesta de la Trashumancia Madrid 2019, which saw 1800 sheep and 200 goats pass through the centre of Spain’s capital city. The event, now in its 26th year, was successful in creating awareness on the importance of maintaining this ancestral practice of which Spain is a global example and that is a very valuable tool in the fight against climate change and rural depopulation.

Transhumance in Spain: a new agreement

Last year, an agreement made with Concejo de la Mesta Association facilitated more access to public land, thus allowing 1,500 sheep and goats to migrate from the dehesas in Guadarrama Regional Park in Madrid to the mountains of Picos de Europa National Park in León.

Knowledge and monitoring of biodiversity

Humans have inhabited and shaped Mediterranean landscapes for millennia, developing mutual relationships between themselves and the environment. But, how can we prove that some cultural practices are beneficial for biodiversity?

What is an Agdal?

Agdals have shaped the cultural landscape of the High Atlas mountains through centuries and most probably millenia, maintaining the rangeland and forest resources, while also conserving its biodiversity. Learn about agdals and Global Diversity Foundation's work to conserve them.

Two reports on mobile pastoralism in the Mediterranean

Mobile pastoralism is a major traditional cultural practice in the Mediterranean and a unique example of the constant interaction between humans and nature. Being entirely different in essence to intensive livestock production systems, this practice offers the most sustainable way to make the most of the Mediterranean’s rangelands.

Travelling with birds

Joined by local and international bird experts, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon set out with the Hima Hammana community to observe and learn about migratory birds and their flight paths, learning from the experts about bird monitoring processes.

Sheep to combat climate change

Asociación Trashumancia y Naturaleza collaborated with the city council of Madrid to organise Fiesta de la Trashumancia Madrid 2019, which saw 1800 sheep and 200 goats pass through the centre of Spain’s capital city. The event, now in its 26th year, was successful in creating awareness on the importance of maintaining this ancestral practice of which Spain is a global example and that is a very valuable tool in the fight against climate change and rural depopulation.

Transhumance in Spain: a new agreement

Last year, an agreement made with Concejo de la Mesta Association facilitated more access to public land, thus allowing 1,500 sheep and goats to migrate from the dehesas in Guadarrama Regional Park in Madrid to the mountains of Picos de Europa National Park in León.

Knowledge and monitoring of biodiversity

Humans have inhabited and shaped Mediterranean landscapes for millennia, developing mutual relationships between themselves and the environment. But, how can we prove that some cultural practices are beneficial for biodiversity?