publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Threats to traditional horse husbandry

José Vicente López-Bao; Víctor Sazatornil; Luis Llaneza; Alejandro Rodríguez;
Open Access English
  • Published: 12 Mar 2013
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Conservation agencies within the European Union promote the restoration of traditional land uses as a cost-effective way to preserve biodiversity outside reserves. Although the European Union pursues the integration of the environment into strategic decision-making, it also dictates sectoral policies that may damage farmland biodiversity. We illustrate this point by outlining the socioeconomic factors that allow the persistence of traditional free-ranging horse husbandry in Galicia, northwestern Spain. Free-ranging Galician mountain ponies provide ecological and socioeconomic services including the prevention of forest fires, the maintenance of heathlands and wo...
Subjects
free text keywords: traditional land uses, management of livestock carcasses, integration of environmental policies, wolf conservation, heathlands, Farmland biodiversity, Ecology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Nature and Landscape Conservation, Biodiversity, European union, media_common.cataloged_instance, media_common, Animal husbandry, Land use, Biology, Livestock, business.industry, business, Animal welfare, Socioeconomic status
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Threats to traditional horse husbandry

José Vicente López-Bao; Víctor Sazatornil; Luis Llaneza; Alejandro Rodríguez;