Global Rangelands: Progress and Prospects

Global Rangelands: Progress and Prospects

by CABI
     
 

ISBN-10: 0851995233

ISBN-13: 9780851995236

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: CAB International North America

Although traditionally defined as areas where natural vegetation is exploited for grazing by domestic and native herbivores, rangelands are used by many different people for a host of purposes. As well as livestock products, rangelands provide fuels, minerals and water, and are used for ecotourism, recreation, nature conservation and as carbon sinks. More than half

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Overview

Although traditionally defined as areas where natural vegetation is exploited for grazing by domestic and native herbivores, rangelands are used by many different people for a host of purposes. As well as livestock products, rangelands provide fuels, minerals and water, and are used for ecotourism, recreation, nature conservation and as carbon sinks. More than half of the earth's land surface is rangeland and millions of people, both within and outside the rangelands, depend on them. This book addresses the important issues confronting the rangelands and presents new concepts and approaches for the management of rangeland resources. It is relevant to the people who live in or depend on the rangelands, and to the institutions and organizations that support them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851995236
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
CABI
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Challenges for Rangeland People1
2Future Shocks to People and Rangelands11
3Indigenous People in Rangelands29
4Rangelands: People, Perceptions and Perspectives43
5Desertification and Soil Processes in Rangelands55
6Understanding and Managing Rangeland Plant Communities63
7Range Management and Plant Functional Types81
8People and Plant Invasions of the Rangelands101
9People and Rangeland Biodiversity117
10Managing Grazing131
11Rehabilitation of Mined Surfaces147
12Accounting for Rangeland Resources157
13Building on History, Sending Agents into the Future - Rangeland Modelling, Retrospect and Prospect169
14Integrating Management of Land and Water Resources: the Social, Economic and Environmental Consequences of Tree Management in Rangelands185
15Land and Water Management: Lessons from a Project on Desertification in the Middle East197
16International Perspectives on the Rangelands211
17Policies, Planning and Institutions for Sustainable Resource Use: a Participatory Approach221
18Economics and Ecology: Working Together for Better Policy235
19Building the Future: Practical Challenges245
20Rangeland Livelihoods in the 21st Century253
21Building the Future: a Human Development Perspective261
22Synthesis: New Visions and Prospects for Rangelands271
Index285

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