Declaration on livestock keepers’ rights

Declaration by organized groups of livestock keepers to claim their rights to land use and animal breeding

  • Title: Declaration on livestock keepers' rights
  • Author: LIFE Network / LIFE Network / 2010
  • Description: Declaration by organized groups of livestock keepers
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  • Pages: 16

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    Leveraging the potential of livestock for dryland development: Why a paradigm shift is needed

    Presentation at an international conference on Nurturing Arid Zones for People and the Environment at the Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, India, 25 November 2009.

  • Title: Leveraging the potential of livestock for dryland development: Why a paradigm shift is needed
  • Author: Ilse Köhler-Rollefson / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / 2009
  • Description: Presentation at an international conference on Nurturing Arid Zones for People and the Environment at the Central Arid Zone Research Institute
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  • Pages: 34

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    Raika bio-cultural protocol

    Sets out the biocultural values and explains how the Raika community of Rajasthan have developed and preserved unique breeds of livestock and traditional knowledge associated with them, and how their pastoral lifestyle has developed the co-evolved ecosystem of Rajasthan’s forests which they have traditionally conserved and sustainably used. It details their customary decision making process involved in providing free prior informed consent to any actions that relate to our grazing rights, animal genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge. It illustrates the disastrous impacts that the exclusion of the Raika from previously communal grazing areas and forests is having on their lives, livestock, genetic resources, traditional knowledge and the forest ecosystem itself. It articulates their forest access rights and rights over their genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge under Indian law. It calls upon the National Biodiversity Authority to recognize and support the Raika’s efforts to conserve their livestock breeds, environment and lifestyle.

  • Title: Raika bio-cultural protocol
  • Author: Raika community / 2009
  • Description: Sets out the biocultural values and explains how the Raika community of Rajasthan have developed and preserved unique breeds of livestock and traditional knowledge associated with them
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  • Pages: 24

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    Lingayat bio-cultural protocol

    Sets out the bio-cultural values of the Lingayat community of Tamil Nadu, India, in the and explains how they have developed and preserved unique breeds of livestock and traditional knowledge associated with them, and how their pastoral lifestyle has developed the co-evolved ecosystem of Bargur forests which they have traditionally conserved and sustainably used. It details their customary decision making process involved in providing free prior informed consent to any actions that relate to our grazing rights, animal genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge. It illustrates the disastrous impacts that their exclusion from previously communal grazing areas and forests is having on their lives, livestock, genetic resources, traditional knowledge and the forest ecosystem itself. It articulates their forest access rights and rights over their genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge under Indian law. It p[resents a set of demands to the National Biodiversity Authority to recognize and support tyhe community in its efforts to conserve their livestock breeds, environment and lifestyle.

  • Title: Lingayat bio-cultural protocol
  • Author: Lingayat community / 2009
  • Description: Sets out the bio-cultural values of the Lingayat community of Tamil Nadu, India
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  • Pages: 25

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