A case of benign neglect - Knowledge gaps about sustainability in pastoralism and rangelands

Johnsen, K.I.
Niamir-Fuller, M.
Bensada, A.
Waters-Bayer, Ann
UN Environment and GRID-Arendal
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Pastoralism is practiced by millions of people worldwide. It has roots in every part of the world and back thousands of years to the beginning of agriculture. But while pastoral societies have existed for millennia, we still don’t know that much about the interlinkages between pastoral practices and the rangelands these depend upon. It’s as if they are invisible in a lot of research about the global environment. There are many questions we cannot answer today with confidence because of widespread gaps in understanding rangelands and pastoralists. Yet, the answers to these questions have profound implications for national and global policy – and influence on how we will deal with climate change.
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Summaries in Arabic, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, French and English. Full report in English. Ebook and storymap in English.
Rangelands Partnership

Collection of articles, citations, reports, and other resources emanating from organizations working on rangeland management issues from around the world including articles from the Iranian Rangelands Journal