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From the everyday life of shepherds

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26 November 2021
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The value of alpine summer pastures is manifold. They are production facilities for agricultural products, and they make an important contribution to local tourism. But these pastures also have an important ecological value which must be maintained and fostered during times of severe biodiversity losses worldwide. Here, the work of the shepherdesses and shepherds plays a key role, as they ensure guided pasture grazing and thus significantly contribute to preserve and maintain the landscape.

Jasmin Clare

Jasmin Clare is a trainee at the Institute of Regional Development at Eurac Research. She is part of the research group on Human-Environmental Interactions and involved in the LIFEstockProtect project aiming to foster livestock protection in the German speaking alpine regions of South Tyrol, Austria and Bavaria. She is also involved in the OpenSpaceAlps project with the aim to preserve open spaces as part of alpine Green Infrastructure.

Julia Stauder

Julia Stauder holds a degree in Wildlife Ecology and Wildlife Management and Conservation Biology and Biodiversity management. At the moment, she works as a junior researcher and PhD student at the institute for Regional Development of Eurac Research. Her work focusses on human-nature interactions, especially related to large carnivores return to the Alps and the mitigation of the conflict. In the context of her PhD research, special attention is given to the importance of extensive grazing systems and the revalorization of traditional livestock husbandry systems for livestock protection and landscape preservation.

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https://doi.org/10.57708/b78881108
Clare, J., & Stauder, J. From the everyday life of shepherds. https://doi.org/10.57708/B78881108

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