Numerous organizations such as the Coalition of European Lobbies on Eastern African Pastoralism are advocating for the creation of an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists in order to increase awareness on these ecosystems necessary for our sustainable future.
[Authors’summary : The condition and productivity of the world’s rangelands are critical to our sustainable future. Not only for people directly depending on these lands for their livelihoods but also for the billions more benefiting from them for tourism, wildlife and biodiversity, meat and milk and other agricultural products, mining, renewable energy and other uses. To increase knowledge and understanding about these unique ecosystems and the people who rely on them, we urge you to join the effort to gain a United Nations resolution designating 2020 as the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists]
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