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WAMIP celebrates the declaration of 2026 as the International Year of Rangelands & Pastoralists

WAMIP launches an open letter and statement about the pastoralists views on what the way towards the IYRP should be, proposing a stronger presence and collaboration with the supranational bodies. First addressed to the GCG of the IYRP, the proposal is intended to constructively join efforts towards an inclusive and empowering process. In the words …

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Stop the eviction of indigenous pastoralist communities in Ngorongoro conservation area

WAMIP expresses its strong solidarity with the Maasai villagers affected by the proposed eviction of about 70,000 indigenous Maasai pastoralists located in Loliondo Division of Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region, east of the Serengeti National Park, and their more than 200,000 head of livestock, goes against the respect for their rights, dignity, cultural identity and livelihoods. …

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Salute to India’s Farmers! Global Social Movements issue solidarity as protest completes a year

On 26th November 2021, as the historic protest led by India’s farmers completes a year, La Via Campesina joins others social movements (list in the annex below) in expressing our solidarity and support. As movements united in our global struggles for food sovereignty, we draw inspiration from this year long struggle led by India’s farmers that …

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Sheep for the climate

On 5th November, a global delegation of nomadic pastoralists, a group of Scottish sheep farmers with some rare breed sheep gathered on Govan Dock for talks and a solidarity lunch. The event was organised by WAMIP, the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, WhyHunger, PASTRES and Rangelands Initiative. A direct action of the global delegation of pastoralists …

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What is the role of animal livestock in future food systems?

Living with cows in a net zero future, panel and also round table discussion with Scottish farmers Nourish Scotland hosted an event discussing the role of livestock in future food systems, involving Scottish farmers and pastoralists from around the world (November 4th Salvation Army, Glasgow City Centre), including an exhibition on the report Are livestock …

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Exhibition: Seeing Pastoralism

WAMIP (the World Alliance for Mobile and Indigenous Peoples and Pastoralists) co-organised an exhibition of photos at the Civic House, 26 Civic Street, Glasgow from 3rd to 12th November. The exhibition explored how pastoralists from three continents are responding to the uncertainties and challenges linked to climate change. Information from the report on livestock and …

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WAMIP mobilizes global delegation and a wide range of action at COP26 in Glasgow

World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous and pastoralist People ‘s delegation is making the long journey to Glasgow at COP26 to take part in a series of public events, at the IFAD Pavilion and the alternative COP to highlighting that mobile pastoralism is part of the solution not of the problem. In variable ecologies can improve …

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Pastoralist movements takes part in the report “Are livestock bad for the planet?”

This report warns that the dominant picture of livestock’s impacts on climate change has been distorted by faulty assumptions that focus on intensive, industrial farming in rich countries. Millions of people worldwide who depend on extensive livestock production, with relatively lower climate impacts, are being ignored by debates on the future of food. A launch event to …

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WAMIP European chapter, the ESN , gather member organisations in Picos de Europa, Spain under the motto ” Resistance and Future”

From 9 to 12 September 2021, the Shepherds’ Meeting: Resistance and Future took place in Sotres, Cabrales, Picos de Europa, Spain. A moment of mutual recognition between shepherds and extensive livestock farmers from all over the country and Europe to share current problems, to think about ways of support and action for the future, and …

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