Pasture Landscapes and Nature Conservation

Editors: Redecker, B., Härdtle, W., Finck, P., Riecken, U., Schröder, E. (Eds.)

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Numerous European landscapes and habitats - both natural and cultural - developed and persisted through the activities of large herbivores. In many cases these landscapes were characterized originally by a high level of biodiversity and are therefore of extraordinary importance from a nature conservation perspective. However, due to the ongoing intensification and industrialization of agricultural land use during the past decades, species and habitats - especially those of open and semi-open areas - have become increasingly endangered. Furthermore, the remaining more extensively used sites are at risk of abandonment. In several European countries the establishment and preservation of "pasture landscapes" with a mixed character of open grassland, shrubs and forests has been recognized as a suitable strategy, offering solutions for both nature conservation and traditional farming systems. In response to the need to exchange ideas and experiences on a European level, the University of Lüneburg and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation organized the 1st International Workshop on Pasture Landscapes and Nature Conservation in March 2001. The resulting proceedings provide an overview of the importance of existing pastoral systems, nature conservation policies and strategies and present the results of scientific research and practical experience with large-scale grazing systems.

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“The book is a series of studies on vegetation of pastures, and certainly the field botanist or environmental scientist concerned with these ecosystems or interested in their conservation will find a wealth of rich material. It provides readers with a vivid picture of the environmental, social and political changes that pastoral societies face in different regions. … From an academic perspective, this book further develops the field of social-ecological theory and resilience thinking by systematically connecting theories with management practices.” (Khalid Hussain and Tasadoq Hussain Jaweed, Pastoralism, December, 2017)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)
  • Pasture Landscapes and Nature Conservation — New strategies for the preservation of open landscapes in Europe

    Pages 1-13

    Finck, Peter (et al.)

  • Nature conservation in pastoral landscapes: Challenges, chances and constraints

    Pages 15-38

    Kampf, Hans

  • Nature conservation and pastoralism in Wallonia

    Pages 39-52

    Delescaille, Louis-Marie

  • Stipa austroitalica garigues and mountain pastureland in the Pollino National Park (Calabria, Southern Italy)

    Pages 53-66

    Brandmayr, Pietro (et al.)

  • Landscapes of northern Spain and pastoral systems

    Pages 67-86

    López, Matías Mayor

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pasture Landscapes and Nature Conservation
Editors
  • Bernd Redecker
  • Werner Härdtle
  • Peter Finck
  • Uwe Riecken
  • Eckhard Schröder
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55953-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55953-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-42920-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62747-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 435
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