The Governance of Rangelands: Collective Action for Sustainable Pastoralism

The Governance of Rangelands: Collective Action for Sustainable Pastoralism

By: Jonathan Davies (editor), Pablo Manzano Baena (editor), Pedro M. Herrera (editor)Hardback

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Rangelands are large natural landscapes that can include grasslands, shrublands, savannahs and woodlands. They are greatly influenced by, and often dependent on, the action of herbivores. In the majority of rangelands the dominant herbivores are found in domestic herds that are managed by mobile pastoralists. Most pastoralists manage their rangelands communally, benefitting from the greater flexibility and seasonal resource access that common property regimes can offer. As this book shows, this creates a major challenge for governance and institutions. This work improves our understanding of the importance of governance, how it can be strengthened and the principles that underpin good governance, in order to prevent degradation of rangelands and ensure their sustainability. It describes the nature of governance at different levels: community governance, state governance, international governance, and the unique features of rangelands that demand collective action (issues of scale, ecological disequilibrium and seasonality). A series of country case studies is presented, drawn from a wide spectrum of examples from Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Europe and North America. These provide contrasting lessons which are summarised to promote improved governance of rangelands and pastoralist livelihoods.

About Author

Pedro M. Herrera is an environmental consultant and President of the Entretantos Foundation, a Spanish NGO. His professional activity in Spain is shared between the Ancares Leoneses Biosphere Reserve, Gama S.L., a company he co-founded in 2000, and the University of Valladolid Institute of Urbanism. Jonathan Davies is Director of the Global Drylands Initiative at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), based in Nairobi, Kenya. Pablo Manzano is a Freelance Consultant and former Global Coordinator for the World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP), based at the IUCN office in Nairobi, Kenya.


Introduction 1. Principles of Pastoralist Governance and Land Management Pedro M. Herrera Calvo, Jonathan Davies and Pablo Manzano Baena 2. Governance of the Rangelands in a Changing World Pedro M. Herrera Calvo, Jonathan Davies and Pablo Manzano Baena 3. Rangeland Resource Governance - Jordan Case Fidaa F. Haddad 4. Ranchers, Land Tenure, and Grass-roots Governance: Maintaining Pastoralist Use of Rangelands in the US in Three Different Settings Lynn Huntsinger, Nathan F. Sayre and Luke Macaulay 5.Community Governance of Natural Resources and Rangelands: the Case of the Eastern Highlands of Morocco Abderrahim Boutaleb and Ilaria Firmian 6. Wetlands in Drylands in the Sahel: the Urgent Need for Good Joint Governance Joost Brouwer 7. Current Situation and Future Perspectives for the Governance of AGRO-pastoral Resources in the Ait Ikis Transhumants of the High Atlas (Morocco) Pablo Dominguez 8. Rangelands Management in Lebanon: Cases from Northern Lebanon and Bekaa Elsa Sattout 9. Legal and Policy Aspects of Rangeland Management: Mongolia Ian Hannam 10. Rangeland Governance in an Open System: Protecting Transhumance Corridors in the Far North Province of Cameroon Mark Moritz, Larissa Bebisse Catherine, Albert K. Drent, Saidou Kari, Arabi Mouhaman and Paul Scholte 11. Strengthening Communal Governance of Rangeland in Northern Kenya Guyo Roba 12. Searching for Extensive Livestock Governance in the Northwestern Inland of Spain: Achievements from Two Case Studies in Castilla y Leon Pedro M. Herrera Calvo 13. Strengthening Communal Rangelands Management in Botswana: Legal and Policy Opportunities and Constraints Lael Buckham-Walsh and Cathrine Chipo Mutambirwa 14. Rebuilding Pastoral Governance: Lessons Learned and Conclusions Pedro M. Herrera Calvo, Jonathan Davies and Pablo Manzano Baena References

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781138785144
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 298
  • ID: 9781138785144
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 1138785148

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