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IYRP - Video message of the Portuguese presidency of the European Council

Rui Martinho, Secretary of State for Agriculture & Rural Development, Representative of Portuguese Presidency of the European Council, June 2021

Transhumance: coming and going on ancient livestock trails (English subtitles)

Transhumance journey through the traditional livestock routes in Jaén Province, Spain, showing the tremendous environmental, social, cultural & economic work carried out by the herders. Credit: Katy Gomez.

Pastoralism is the future (Portuguese)
Terra Maronesa, Portugal, translated this animated video into Portuguese; see other language versions here:
In questo mondo (In this world)

Trailer for longer film on herding by women in Italy. Credit: Anna Kauber

Zukunft der Schäferei (The future of shepherding)

German Schäfermeister (Master Shepherd) Knut Kucznik sees a future for himself & his colleagues – shepherds, sheep & sheepdogs – with the “greening” of Europe. Credit: Knut Kucznik

Stories from the landscape: cattle drove

In Clare County, Ireland, the Burren Beo livestock-keepers practise transhumance as “winterage”, an old tradition of grazing the highlands in winter, in contrast to moving herds to mountain pastures in summer in the European Alps. Credit: Paul Murphy

Die Schäfer

Shepherds provide agricultural and ecological benefits to society, but growing bureaucracy and lack of economic recognition for these services threaten shepherds’ existence. Credit: Peter Schanz

Extensive livestock farming: opportunity to tackle climate change

This video animation gives a social perspective on strategies to adapt to climate change in Spanish pastoralism, showing principles applicable worldwide. Credit: Marta Guadalupe Rivera Ferre.


Trailer of film on the shepherds' long march through Europe to raise awareness about importance of extensive sheep herding for agriculture, environment & society in western Europe (in German). Credit: Peter Schanz.

The Alevis of the Munzur Valley
Muiltimedia story about transhumant pastoralism by Alevi Kurds in the Munzur Mountains of eastern Turkey.
Credit: Michael Benavav, Benjamin Rassbach & Cat Cannon.