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By Shikui Dong, Karim-Aly S. Kassam, Jean François Tourrand, Randall B. Boone

This edited quantity summarizes information regarding the situational context, threats, difficulties, demanding situations and options for sustainable pastoralism at a world scale. The ebook has 4 targets. the 1st target is to summarize the data in regards to the heritage, distribution and styles of pastoralism and to spot the significance of pastoralism from social, monetary and environmental views. the result of an empirical research of the environmental and socio-economic implications of pastoralism in consultant pastoral areas on this planet also are incorporated.
The moment objective is to argue that breaking coupled human-natural structures of pastoralism results in degradation of pastoral ecosystems and to create an research framework to evaluate the vulnerability of globally pastoralism. Our research framework presents methods to assist comprehensively comprehend the transitions and the affects of human-natural structures within the pastoral areas within the world.
The 3rd target is to spot the profitable versions in selling coupled human-natural structures of pastoralism, and to benefit classes of breaking coupled human-cultural pastoralism structures via reading the consultant circumstances in areas together with significant Asia, Southern and japanese Asia, Northern and japanese Africa, the ecu Alps and South America.
The fourth objective is to spot the thoughts to construct the resilience of the coupled human-natural structures of pastoralism world wide. we are hoping that our publication can facilitate the additional exam of sustainable improvement of coupled human-natural structures of pastoralism through offering the summaries of current facts and knowledge relating to the pastoralism improvement, and via delivering a framework for greater realizing and research in their social, monetary and environmental implications.

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A great number of studies have shown that pastoralism plays important roles in maintaining ecosystem health and resilience and promoting water and mineral cycling in many grassland/rangeland ecosystems, but still no data are available for quantifying the value that pastoralism provides for maintaining water and mineral cycling. The case study conducted by Yu et al. (2005) in the grasslands/rangelands of China showed that the value of soil maintenance provided by pastoralism was US$3 per hectare per year.

2). Human-natural systems exist across multiple spatial, External drivers External drivers Use and management of natural resources Natural/ecological subsystem - Air - Soil - Water - Plant - Animal Internal drivers Governance and management Human/social subsystem - People - Economics - Infrastructure - Technology Delivery of ecosystem goods and services Human-natural (social-ecological) system Fig. 2 Framework of a human–natural (social–ecological) system Internal drivers 2 Vulnerability and Resilience of Human-natural Systems...

Whatever the future of pastoralism is, the lessons learned in different pastoral areas across the world could be absorbed in the policy-making structures of sustain- 1 Overview: Pastoralism in the World 35 able pastoralism. Whether the importance of pastoralism is appreciated by global communities or not, the environmental services of pastoralism need to be widely recognized and the respective governments in the pastoral regions should act effectively to protect or restore such services. Irrespective of whether the emerging economies can benefit from the past mistakes made in the pastoralism sector, it is important to maintain the environmental benefits of pastoralism while it still exists.

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