• People and Livestock Newsletter

    Issue 4 of the People and Livestock newsletter focuses on avian influenza. Read online or download. 76 kb, 6 pages

  • Cashing in on camels

      Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan (LPPS), LPP’s partner organization in India, has launched a project to promote camels as a source of income in Rajasthan’s deserts. The project will: Educate and raise awareness of traditional camel breeding communities about new marketing … Continue reading

  • Support Indian pastoralists’ traditional forest grazing rights

    India marks its independence on 15 August – an ideal occasion to press for the rights of pastoralists to their traditional grazing rights in the country’s forests. A ban on traditional grazing in forests threatens the pastoralists’ livelihoods. Many are … Continue reading

  • Deserted biodiversity

    Why pastoralists need help to conserve livestock biodiversity Old myths can die hard. Many policy makers still think that desertification is caused by overgrazing by irresponsible pastoralists – even though scientists have shown that keeping large numbers of livestock is … Continue reading

  • Join the movement for livestock keepers’ rights

    In September 2007, the town of Interlaken, Switzerland, will host a major international conference on animal genetic resources. The First International Technical Conference on Animal Genetic Resources comes at a time when the livestock sector is increasingly coming under the … Continue reading

  • Documenting animal genetic resources

    Documentation of animal genetic resources: the LIFE method Ilse Köhler-Rollefson and Hanwant Singh Rathore LEISA Magazine, March 2006 Describes the LIFE approach to documenting livestock keepers’ knowledge about their breeds. Download 310 kb, 3 pages

  • New book on camels

    Production and management of camels Bakht Baidar Khan, Arshad Iqbal and Muhammad Riaz Published by the Department of Livestock Management, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, 2003 For more information, contact Arshad Iqbal at aiqbal_uaf@yahoo.com

  • LPP accredited with WIPO

    The League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development (LPP) is formally accredited with the World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO. WIPO is the United Nations body responsible for coordinating patents, copyrights and other forms of intellectual property. LPP member Susanne … Continue reading

  • LPP statement to the Eighth Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

      Livestock and livestock keepers are usually neglected during international discussions on biological diversity, which tend to focus on wildlife, wild plants and crops. LPP is trying to attract international attention to this issue, and to the threats facing livestock … Continue reading

  • Supporting livestock keepers and breed conservation

    Conference on livestock biodiversity, indigenous knowledge and and intellectual property rights, organized by the League for Pastoral Peoples in Bellagio, Italy, 27 March – 2 April 2006 Purpose To discuss the following issues: How to endorse and acknowledge the role … Continue reading