Shepherds in Germany have started a marathon, four-country relay trek to draw attention to the role of mobile herding in maintaining biodiversity and grassland in Europe.
The trek began on 5 June with a rally under the Brandenburger Gate in the heart of Berlin. It will take in Paderborn (1 August), Duisburg (21 August), Maaseik in the Netherlands, before reaching Brussels in Belgium on 17 September. The trek will pass through the Ardennes in Belgium and through Luxembourg before ending in Trier on 16-17 October.
The League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development is joining the German Shepherds’ Association in activities along the route.
Press release (English)
Press release (German)
More information (German)
Website of German Shepherds’ Association (German)