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A review of the role of transhumance in mountain ecosystem processes and dynamics

Objective

Transhumance plays a key role in maintaining biodiversity in mountain ecosystems throughout Europe. However social and economic changes are the driving forces for the decline in transhumance, which in turn has important implications for the sustainability of mountain ecosystems and threatens biodiversity. There is scattered knowledge at regional level, but no general overview. The first step in assessing the changing role of transhumance is to review its state in Europe. The proposal aims to bring the expert knowledge together, to identify links between transhumance and management of Priority Habitats, to identify gaps in the knowledge, and to present recommendations for policy stakeholders. This Accompanying Measure is built around a Review Conference and a Policy Workshop. The results will be published for the scientific world, and the policy and management stakeholders.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

ALTERRA B.V.
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3
6700 AA Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (4)

EIDGENOESSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUER AGRAROEKOLOGIE UND LANDBAU
Switzerland
Address
Reckenholzstrasse 191
8046 Zurich
EUROPEAN FORUM ON NATURE CONSERVATION AND PASTORALISM
United Kingdom
Address
Abbey Walk 5, Church Street
SO51 8JQ Eastleigh,romsey
SOGN OG FJORDANE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Norway
Address
Parkvegen
6851 Sogndal
UNIVERSITY OF ALCALA
Spain
Address
Edificio De Ciencias, Campus Universitario
28871 Alcala De Henares