• Tierhalterrechte

    The League for Pastoral Peoples booklet, Livestock Keepers’ Rights: Conserving breeds, supporting livelihoods (see below), has been published in German as Tierhalterrechte: Nutztierrassen erhalten, ländliche Existenzen bewahren. Download 276 kb, 20 pages. Download English version 262 kb, 20 pages. Contact … Continue reading

  • Camels at the crossroads

    Camels are the focus of the January 2005 edition of the New Agriculturist, an online magazine on agricultural development. Articles by New Agriculturist reporter Susie Emmett cover the decline of camels in Rajasthan in western India, and their rising popularity … Continue reading

  • Fewer camels at Pushkar Fair

    There were 60,000 camels at Pushkar Fair this year, according the BBC’s Susie Emmett. But their numbers are falling. BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent programme of 23 December 2004 included a segment on problems facing Raika camel breeders … Continue reading

  • Saving Rajasthan’s camel herds: The perspective of camel breeders

    Compiled by Arun Srivastava, Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, Hanwant Singh Rathore, and Uttra Kothari. Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan Over 50 camel breeders met in Sadri, Rajasthan in November 2004 to discuss the declining numbers of camels in Rajasthan. They recommended ways to increase … Continue reading

  • Karen Commitment to Pastoralist/Indigenous Livestock Keepers’ Rights

    Leaders of traditional livestock and pastoral communities, government representatives, civil society organizations, academics and livestock researchers met in Karen, Kenya on 27 to 30 October 2003. They issued the Karen Commitment, calling on governments to recognize the contribution of pastoralists … Continue reading

  • Livestock keepers’ rights

    Over the centuries, small-scale livestock keepers and pastoralists developed many of the world’s livestock breeds. These breeds are vital stores of animal biodiversity: genes that provide resistance to pests and disease, tolerance to drought and other adverse conditions, the ability … Continue reading

  • LPP at Nairobi biodiversity conference

    Pastoralists’ rights to animal genetic resources were the focus of a paper presented at the Third International Conference on Biodiversity and Organic Agriculture in Nairobi in September 2004. The paper was written jointly by Intermediate Technology Development Group veterinarian Jacob … Continue reading