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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2002-80017

  • Start date

    1 January 2003

  • End date

    30 June 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 119 482

  • EU contribution

    € 89 989

Coordinated by:

ALTERRA B.V.

Netherlands

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.

Coordinator

ALTERRA B.V.

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 3
6700 Aa Wageningen

Netherlands

Participants (4)

EIDGENOESSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUER AGRAROEKOLOGIE UND LANDBAU

Switzerland

EUROPEAN FORUM ON NATURE CONSERVATION AND PASTORALISM

United Kingdom

SOGN OG FJORDANE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Norway

UNIVERSITY OF ALCALA

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2002-80017

  • Start date

    1 January 2003

  • End date

    30 June 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 119 482

  • EU contribution

    € 89 989

Coordinated by:

ALTERRA B.V.

Netherlands