New Resource: Mobile Pastoralism and Protected Areas

by Jul 5, 2019Reports & Papers0 comments

Our latest paper titled “Mobile Pastoralism and Protected Areas: Conflict, Collaboration and Connectivity” has just been published in PARKS: The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation.

In this paper we considered the many benefits of mobile pastoralism for nature conservation, in particular those related to connectivity between protected areas and wider landscapes ensured by the movement of livestock, based on scientific evidences.

This includes our case study on the correlation of the new vectoral mapping data of Spanish drove roads that we produced, with protected areas and other areas of high biodiversity. In doing so we aim to raise some serious questions for reflection by the protected area community considering the lack of proper collaboration between conservationists and mobile pastoralists in the majority of formal protected area systems. Accordingly, paper addresses the opportunities for collaboration including new conservation approaches such as Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECMs) and Areas of Connectivity Conservation  (ACCs) and suggests a set of recommendations towards ensuring the needed shift from conflict to collaboration.

Read the paper here.

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