Sheep to Combat Climate Change

Sheep to Combat Climate Change

By Blanca Casares, Dehesas and Montados in the Iberian Peninsula project Asociación Trashumancia y Naturaleza collaborated with the city council of Madrid to organise the annual Fiesta de la Trashumancia Madrid 2019 (Transhumance Festival)—which saw 1800 sheep and 200...

Travelling with Birds

By Rania Khalil (SPNL), Communal Governance Systems and Public Participation In September last year, we set out to observe and learn about migratory birds and their flight paths. Joined by local and international bird experts, we worked alongside the Hima Hammana...
Life in the “Mandra”, Past, Present and Future

Life in the “Mandra”, Past, Present and Future

On Lemnos Island, a Greek island in the northern part of the Aegean Sea, life in rural areas was centred for centuries around “mandras”, a system of buildings constructed around pens, which served agricultural, stock-breeding and everyday needs. The majority of people...