• Endogenous Development Magazine features biocultural protocols

    Issue 6 of the Endogenous Development Magazine contains two articles on biocultural protocols relating to livestock. A biocultural protocol is a document that records a community’s role in ecosystem management, and states its rights to benefit from the ecosystem. Several … Continue reading

  • Lingayat biocultural protocol published

    The biocultural protocol of the Lingayat community, who live in the Bargur forest in the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, details the Bargur breed of cattle and Mala erumai (Hill buffalo) breeds. Download (1.4 Mb)

  • Die Maasai Leiden, und niemand will ihre Schreien hören

    “The Maasai are suffering, and no one hears their cries” A radio segment was broadcast on the Deutschlandfunk (a international German radio station) on 18 June 2010. It describes how pastoralists in Africa are being driven from their traditional grazing … Continue reading

  • Biocultural protocols for Samburu and Pashtoon published

    The Pashtoon of Pakistan and the Samburu of Kenya are the latest groups of pastoralists to develop biocultural protocols that detail their community’s breeds, their traditional knowledge of their animals, and their lifestyle in relation to the environment. They join … Continue reading

  • Practical guidelines on Livestock Keepers’ Rights

    Livestock Keeper’s Rights are three principles and five rights that ensure that livestock keepers can continue raising their animals. Supporting livelihoods and local livestock breeds: Guidelines for putting Livestock Keepers’ Rights into practice gives practical guidelines on how development professionals, … Continue reading

  • German shepherds begin sheep marathon

    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 … Continue reading

  • Imagine the world in black and white…

    Imagine if all cows were black and white… if all the pigs were pink… if every sheep, and every chicken, were white… This booklet draws attention to the threat to local livestock breeds, and describes what the Local Livestock for … Continue reading

  • LPP annual reports online

    After some delay, the 2008 and 2009 annual reports of the League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development are now online. Click here to read them.

  • Internationale Tagung Tierhalterrechte und Biologische Vielfalt

    International conference on Livestock Keepers’ Rights and Biodiversity Lichtenberg Castle, Odenwald, 19 May 2010. On 19 May 2010, the League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development organized a conference on Livestock Keepers’ Rights and biodiversity in the historic Lichtenberg … Continue reading

  • Herders lobby German parliament

    A group of pastoralists has lobbied members of the German parliament to raise awareness of their role in maintaining biodiversity. The group, sponsored by the League for Pastoral Peoples and Endougenous Livestock Development, met members of the Committee for Food, … Continue reading