Research programme PASTRES (Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Resilience) has released six short briefing papers on the links between extensive, mobile pastoralist systems, biodiversity and conservation. Each paper is available in English, French and Spanish.
The papers are:
- The benefits of pastoralism for biodiversity and the climate
- Why tree planting in rangelands can be bad for biodiversity and the climate
- Enhancing biodiversity through livestock keeping
- Going up in smoke: how livestock keeping can reduce wildfires
- Rewilding and ecosystem restoration: what is ‘natural’?
- Collaborative conservation: pastoralists as conservationists
Read the briefing series, Pastoralism and biodiversity, here. We have also featured a 2021 report from PASTRES: Are livestock always bad for the planet? See also the TABLE explainer Focus: the difficult livestock issue and the essay Milk and meat production in the drylands of Tanzania amidst climate change.