Pastoralism or pastoral farming is the branch of agriculture concerned with the raising of livestock. It is animal husbandry: the care, tending and use of animals such as camels, goats, cattle, yaks, llamas, and sheep. It may have a mobile aspect, moving the herds in search of fresh pasture and water. Pastoralism is found in many variations throughout the world. (wiki)

OUV of the WHS must have a direct link with pastoral farming.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Causses and Cévennes agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape, cattle and sheep
Ennedi Massif In the present day, local communities still practice nomadic pastoralism and a traditional way of life (AB ev)
Hawraman/Uramanat The property is therefore said to present important evidence in the context of the history of pastoral migration. (AB ev)
Hortobágy a grassy plain with cattle, sheep, oxen, horses, tended by herdsmen
Kondoa a unique form of agro-pastoralist paintings (AB ev)
Lake District a landscape shaped by natural forces and subsequently by pastoralism (AB ev)
Laponian Area one of the last and among the best preserved of those few [Pastoral transhumance landscapes of this kind] that survive (AB ev)
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley the persistence of pastoralism (AB ev)
Orkhon Valley The grassland is still grazed by Mongolian nomadic pastoralists (AB ev)
Petroglyphs of the Mongolian Altai the high valleys used for summer pastures (AB ev)
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu The site is also a pastoral landscape reflecting an agricultural way of life that was once widespread in the upland regions of Europe but now survives only in this part of the Pyrénées (AB ev)
Qinghai Hoh Xil This area supports the traditional nomadic lifestyles of Tibetan pastoralists who have coexisted with its conservation for a long time (AB ev)
Richtersveld This site sustains the semi-nomadic pastoral livelihood of the Nama people (AB ev)
Roșia Montană The ensemble is set in an agro-pastoral landscape (official description)
St. Kilda subsistence economy based on the products of birds, agriculture and sheep farming; reflecting age-old traditions (AB ev)
Tanbaly testimonies to the husbandry, social organization and rituals of pastoral peoples (AB ev)
Tassili n'Ajjer The site of Tassili was primarily occupied during the Neolithic period by transhumant pastoralist groups whose lifestyle benefitted both humans and livestock. The transition to pastoralism following the African Humid period during the early Holocene is reflected in Tassili n'Ajjer's archaeological material record, rock art, and zooarchaeology. Cattle were herded across vast areas as early as 3000-2000 BCE, reflecting the origins and spread of Pastoralism in the area. (Wikipedia) More recent paintings show cattle herders, which may have helped bring about the drier conditions in this part of the Sahara. (Ab Ev - IUCN)
Thimlich Ohinga traditional settlement forms of agro-pastoral communities (AB ev)
Uvs Nuur Basin has been used for nomadic pastoralism for thousands of years (crit X)
Val d'Orcia an agrarian and pastoral landscape reflecting innovative land-management systems (AB ev)
Vredefort Dome In the Vredefort Hills, extensive grazing practices dominate, with scattered cultivated lands in the valleys and along the Vaal River (nom file)
Wadi Rum The site illustrates the evolution of pastoral, agricultural and urban activity in the region (AB ev)


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