Livestock keepers’ rights: The state of discussion

Livestock keepers’ rights is a concept developed by civil society during the “Interlaken process” and is advocated for by a group of non-government organizations, livestock keepers, pastoralist associations and scientists who support community-based conservation of local breeds. This study provides an overview of the rationale, history and content of livestock keepers’ rights and suggests that biocultural or community protocols are a means of invoking the principles of livestock keepers’ rights even in the absence of their legal enshrinement. It is concluded that besides striving for legal codification of livestock keepers’ rights its principles should form the basis of pro-poor and ecological livestock development in general.

  • Title: Livestock keepers’ rights: The state of discussion
  • Author: I.U. Köhler-Rollefson, E. Mathias, H. Singh, P. Vivekanandan and J. Wanyama / Animal Genetic Resources / 2010
  • Description: Livestock keepers’ rights is a concept developed by civil society during the “Interlaken process” and is advocated for by a group of non-government organizations, livestock keepers, pastoralist associations and scientists who support community-based conservation of local breeds
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    Biocultural community protocols for livestock keepers

    Biocultural community protocols are a new approach with great potential for empowering pastoralists and other traditional livestock-keeping communities. They are both a process and a document in which communities invoke their rights as guardians of biological diversity under Article 8j of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. Claiming rights for in-situ conservation, they also help promote Livestock Keepers’ Rights to maintain their breeds and continue their traditional management practices.
    Biocultural community protocols put on record traditional knowledge and the biodiversity that communities steward, in a process that the communities themselves drive. In developing a biocultural community protocol, communities become informed about national and international laws that protect their rights. This book provides an overview of the process as well as its legal background and describes the first experiences with implementing this approach by livestock keepers in Asia and Africa.

  • Title: Biocultural community protocols for livestock keepers
  • Author: LPP and LIFE Network / Endogenous Development Magazine / 2010
  • Description: A biocultural protocol is a document that records a community's role in ecosystem management, and states its rights to benefit from the ecosystem
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    Recognising ethnoveterinary medicine and community rights: An investment in our future – Summary

    Summary of a presentation at the conference on “Ethnoveterinary medicine: Tradition, science, cultural richness”. Bologna, 29 October 2010. Società Italiana di Veterinaria e Zootecnia Tropicale per la cooperazione internazionale Veterinari Senza Frontiere Italia

  • Title: Recognising ethnoveterinary medicine and community rights: An investment in our future – Summary
  • Author: Evelyn Mathias / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development / 2010
  • Description: Summary of a presentation at the conference on
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    Recognising ethnoveterinary medicine and community rights: An investment in our future

    Presentation at the conference on “Ethnoveterinary medicine: Tradition, science, cultural richness”. Bologna, 29 October 2010. Società Italiana di Veterinaria e Zootecnia Tropicale per la cooperazione internazionale Veterinari Senza Frontiere Italia

  • Title: Recognising ethnoveterinary medicine and community rights: An investment in our future
  • Author: Evelyn Mathias / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development / 2010
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