Open Access Editorial

Co-existence of wildlife and pastoralism on extensive rangelands: competition or compatibility?

Maryam Niamir-Fuller1*, Carol Kerven2, Robin Reid345 and Eleanor Milner-Gulland6

Author Affiliations

1 Global Environment Facility Coordination Office, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), PO Box 30552, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya

2 Odessa Centre UK, 2 The Ridgeway, Great Wolford, Warks, CV36 5NN, UK

3 Center for Collaborative Conservation and Natural Resource Ecology Lab Faculty, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, 1401 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 80523, USA

4 Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, 1401 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 80523, USA

5 Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, 1401 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 80523, USA

6 Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Buckhurst Road, Ascot, SL5 7PY, UK

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Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2012, 2:8  doi:10.1186/2041-7136-2-8

Published: 28 September 2012

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

Rangelands cover 69% of the world’s agricultural land (FAOStats 2009) and around 40% of all global land surfaces, providing habitats for domestic livestock, wild plants and wild animals (du Toit et al. 2010).