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  1. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 1

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2020
    Greece, Europe

    Mediterranean regions are likely to be the most vulnerable areas to wildfires in Europe. In this context, land-use change has promoted land abandonment and the consequent accumulation of biomass (fuel) in (progressively less managed) forests and (non-forest) natural land, causing higher fire density and severity, economic damage, and land degradation. The expansion of Wildland-Urban Interfaces (WUIs) further affects fire density by negatively impacting peri-urban farming and livestock density.

  2. News
    Why Rattan Manjari Fights for Tribal Women's Land Rights in Himachal Pradesh
    6 January 2020
    India

    When Manjari was 23, she was elected the first woman pradhan in her village as well as in all of Himachal Pradesh. She hasn't looked back since.

     

     

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Greece

    Mediterranean landscapes have been formed through human activity for millennia, which resulted in a particularly rich and rare biodiversity. Among these activities grazing is the most beneficial on biodiversity. However, the sheep and goat sector is rapidly transforming into sedentary-housed types and pastoral land is abandoned. The Greek example is presented and a range of policies are suggested to halt this trend and conserve pastoral land biodiversity in Mediterranean

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Greece

    In semi-arid areas of the Mediterranean basin, sheep and goat herding has been a land management activity for millennia. In the last decades, intensification of grazing has resulted in grazing land degradation. Today, many sheep farms face growing dependence from feed to cover the dietary needs of animals, as grazing land productivity covers only a fraction of these needs and decreasing economic outputs. In this paper, we present a conceptual framework for linking grazing lands management practices and economic viability of sheep farms in Agra, a village in Western Lesvos.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Albania

    The paper aims to present changes and current dynamics of mountainous pastoral systems in Southern Albania (Korca region) and to identify origin-based quality products as a strategy for sustainable rural development. According to the historical data (available or reconstructed through interviews), rapid and unregulated changes in mountainous productive systems within the post-communism transition threaten local natural resources and cultural landscapes.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Italy

    Most mountain pastures in Italy are underutilized or even abandoned due to urbanization, low in - comes, limited social opportunities for rural families. A three years research was done on the rehabilitation of some pastures in two farms of North-Western Tuscany, central Italy.

  7. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2018
    Latvia, Italy

    There are many methods to estimate wild ungulate populations. One of these is represented by observations from vantage points usually employed in medium-low covered forest areas to estimate cervids. This method is subject to some limitations, such as the risk of double counting and the necessity to a high number of operators due to the small size of the observable areas. Such limitations could be reduced by integrating the “vantage points method” with Remote Piloted Aircraft System (R.P.A.S.) surveys.

  8. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2005
    Spain

    The mountain farmers operate on whole of animals (flocks, herds, working herds) copying models coming surely from the beginning of domestication. The apprenticeship lengthwise of centuries was received as a heritage and they will to enrich through every generational change. Furthermore, in mountain difficulties the commerce do not rise a regulative capacity as on the plains or well communicated regions and therefore the efficiency way is nearly indispensable.

  9. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2008
    Spain

    The Spanish law Real Decreto 1469/2007 about the regulations of quality of Iberian pig meat, establishes limitations to the carrying capacity of Iberian pig in the dehesa (open oak parkland) and forces to the regional governments to make a programs of evaluation of acorn production at the beginning of each campaign, that will have to be based on agronomical, environmental, and topographical criteria, identifying each paddocks through SIGPAC.

  10. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    March, 2019
    Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Italy

    The case-study presents the case of the appropriation of pastoral lands by the coming of large-scale extractive industries in Turkana, Kenya. The case-study is meant to raise awareness among the general audience regarding the precarious situation of the pastoralists in the context of this new socio-economic development and lack of secure land tenure. At the same time, it provides this information as a case to local and global civil society, experts, institutions and policy makers.

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