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Iran 07.10.2015 Ecosystem: Semi-arid: mountainous forest steppe (degraded soils)

Mobile pastoralists in Iran

From wintering grounds to summer pastures- biannual transhumance Summary The Bakhtiari are the largest of all Persian tribes. The annual Bakhtiari migration in April from…

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India 05.10.2015 Ecosystem: Semi-Arid

Korangadu – Tamil Nadu, India

Summary “Korangadu” are privately owned pasturelands in semi-arid tracts of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, that support grazing of livestock by both landed…

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Brazil 05.10.2015 Ecosystem: Semi-Arid

Polyculture in Brazilian Drylands

Background Story Summary Brazil contains a large semi-arid region of about 1,000,000 square kilometres. Much of this is severely degraded, due to large-scale deforestation, ploughing,…

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