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Large-scale Livestock Grazing: A Management Tool for Nature Conservation

By: Harald Plachter (Editor), Ulrich Hampicke (Editor)

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Nov 2014 | #221608 | ISBN-13: 9783642428937
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Hardback | Feb 2010 | #184749 | ISBN-13: 9783540686668
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About this book

One of the main objectives of nature conservation in Europe is to protect valuable cultural landscapes characterized by a mixture of open habitats and hedges, trees and patchy woodland (semi-open landscapes). The development of these landscapes during the past decades has been characterized by an ongoing intensification of land use on the one hand, and an increasing number of former meadows and pastures becoming fallow as a result of changing economic conditions on the other hand.

Since species adapted to open and semi-open landscapes contribute to biodiversity in Europe in a major way, this development is of great concern to nature conservation. In several countries largescale, nature-adapted pastoral systems have been recognized as one solution to this problem. These systems could offer an alternative to industrial livestock raising and keep a high biodiversity on the landscape level.


Contents

- Livestock Grazing and Nature Conservation Objectives in Europe
- Extensive Livestock Farming - an Alternative Form of Nature Conservation Management?
- The Areas of Investigation
- Method Development
- Microscale Effects
- Mesoscale Effects
- Effects on Landscape Level
- Implementation of Large-Scale Grazing
- Nature Conservation Accounting for Large-Scale Livestock Grazing


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