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A new report evidencing the benefits of Mobile Pastoralism for people and planet

We’re pleased to announce a new report by the Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture detailing the many benefits of mobile pastoralism in the Mediterranean, and the world over. This 10’000-year-old practice, forgotten or lost in some places, may actually be a retro-innovative system of livestock management critical for the sustainability of our planet. With over 100 arguments detailing the …

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Mobile Pastoralism in the Mediterranean: arguments and evidence for policy reform and its role in combating climate change

The many benefits of mobile pastoralismi in the Mediterranean, and the world over, are detailed in a new report from the Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture. This 10’000 year old practice, forgotten or lost in some places, may actually be a retro-innovative system of livestock management critical for the sustainability of our planet. “Mobile pastoralism is one of the …

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Veterinary drugs from the ministry of Agriculture to Hima El Fekha

On May 25, 2017, veterinary drugs were distributed by Dr.Imad Sawan from the ministry of Agriculture to the farmers in Hima of El Fekha. The Livestock inHima El Fekha are under of the supervision of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon as part of our continuous efforts to implement sustainable grazing. The feeding of goats and sheep …

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Pastoralism and Land Tenure Study Tour to Peru

Why talk about pastoralist societies? What can we learn from comparing pastoralist experiences in Africa and Latin America? Do we share similar problems? In November 2016, specialists from Africa and Latin America came together to discuss these issues and learn more about pastoral livelihoods in the Peruvian altiplano during a Study Tour to Arequipa, Peru. To learn more about the …

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Special edition of On The Move at IUCN’s Congress in Hawaii

We’re very happy to announce that a special edition of On The Move will be presented at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in Hawaii from the 2nd – 10th September – featuring beautiful photography from celebrated photographers: Asaad Saleh, Lebanon; Baris Koca, Turkey; Gema Arrugaeta, Spain; Stamos Abatis, Greece; Wassim Ghozlani, Tunisia; and Younes Tazi, Morocco. Preparations are underway, and the …

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UN adopts resolution promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands

A new  resolution on Combating desertification, land degradation and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands was presented and adopted at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) held 23–27 May 2016 at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Nairobi, Kenya. At a UNEA-2 side event on sustainable pastoralism, high-level discussions among key players in the livestock …

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On the Move Exhibition Opening in Pindos

“On the Move” made its sixth stop in in Greece in the Averoff Museum in Metsovo, with the participation of the Consortium members including a delegation from the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon  and the local communities, it was a great success!! Built in a strategic location amidst the breathtaking setting of the Pindos mountain range, Metsovo …

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On the Move Keeps Moving

On The Move in Asturias After a successful stay at the Botanical Gardens in Madrid, On the Move made two stops in Asturias, Spain. The first was in the Ecomusuem of Villaviciosa from the 10th of April – 3rd of May, and the second was in the Palacio Florez Estrada in Somiedo from the 8th – 24th of May, where …

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On The Move is going to Asturias, Spain

After a lovely stay in Byblos Cultural Centre, Lebanon, On The Move exhibition moved to Madrid Botanical Gardens from 19 February to 15 March 2015, where it received a lot of exposure and thousands of visitors. On the Move is an exhibition of professional photography commissioned by the Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture. It celebrates the lives, challenges and ecological knowledge of transhumant shepherds …

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On the move exhibition: Geneva Chapter

On the Move exhibition is set to make its third stop in Geneva at the Natural History Museum… With 30’000 visitors in the month of July, On the Move promises to reach a large Swiss and international audience. For the first time, our photographers will be present to see how their work has come together. The launching of the event …

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