Rangeland Ecology, Management and Conservation Benefits

Document Type : Research Note


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The book written by seventeen experts in the field of rangeland management, this compilation of essays brings to light the latent issues concerning this subject to readers all over the globe. Though technical approaches can address some issues, social processes ultimately prevent the balancing of these matters. Socio-economic and political institutions are often a stumbling block for improving rangeland management. Human intervention (such as burning and grazing) have been used as rehabilitation efforts to address reverse land degradation problems. It is also hoped that these methods will bring about ecological restoration for more than 30 percent of the world’s land mass and provide living conditions for 1 billion people across every inhabited continent. Multiple-use has become an important factor in the last few decades, especially when discussing global climate change. The extensive bibliography provided will give researchers, members of academia and policy makers contemplative subject matter; they may access multi-lingual literature that give insight into the issues concerning rangeland situations.
The book has some useful information such as:
Part 1 Rangeland Ecology: The Underpinnings
1. Sustainable Rangeland Management: An Ecological and Economic Imperative
(V. R. Squires, Visiting Professor in Rangeland Ecology and Management, Gansu Agricultural University, Lanzhou. China)
2. On the Failure to Control Overgrazing and Land Degradation in China’s Pastoral Lands: Implications for Policy and for the Research Agenda
(V.R. Squires and Hua Limin, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Gansu Agricultural University, Lanzhou China)
3. Small Holders, the Key to Successful Implementation of Integrated Ecosystem Management: A Case Study from North West China's Pastoral Zone
(Hua Limin and V.R. Squires, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Gansu Agricultural University, Lanzhou, China)
Part 2 Rangeland Management in Practice


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