Himalayan Herding Is Alive and Well : the Economics of Pastoralism in the Langtang Valley

  title={Himalayan Herding Is Alive and Well : the Economics of Pastoralism in the Langtang Valley},
  author={Colleen McVeigh},
Livestock herders have historically played a key role in developing and sustaining the rangeland regions of the Greater Himalayas. Rangelands, which cover approximately one-third of the Himalayan land area, are concentrated in the higher elevation regions above 3000 m where grasses and alpine shrubs are the dominant vegetation types. Through the pursuit of various forms of nomadic and transhumant pastoralism, including agro-pastoralism, Himalayan herders have transformed these extensive but… CONTINUE READING


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