Global Rangelands: Progress and Prospects

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A. C. Grice, K. C. Hodgkinson
CABI, Jul 29, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages
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 organisations that support them.
 

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Contents

Future Shocks to People and Rangelands
11
Indigenous People in Rangelands
29
People Perceptions and Perspectives
43
Understanding and Managing Rangeland Plant Communities
63
People and Plant Invasions of the Rangelands
101
People and Rangeland Biodiversity
117
Managing Grazing
131
Rehabilitation of Mined Surfaces
147
Building on History Sending Agents into the Future
169
Lessons from a Project
197
International Perspectives on the Rangelands
211
Policies Planning and Institutions for Sustainable Resource
221
Working Together for Better Policy
235
Practical Challenges
245
a Human Development Perspective
261
Index
285

Accounting for Rangeland Resources
157

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