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Two people are in a grassy pasture with six yaks. There are mountains and low clouds in the background.

Cheesemaking in Nepal Under Threat Unless Pastoralist Traditions are Revived

Cheese production in Nepal’s Langtang Valley is deeply enmeshed in the traditional practice of yak herding, which is undergoing a long-term decline.

by |August 12, 2020
Bright green grass covers the slopes of a valley between tall hills. White yurt tents are clustered in the center of the valley.

Grazing Disputes in Kyrgyzstan Reveal Pasture Access Concerns for Herders

A clash between livestock herders in the central region of the country uncovers political, economic, and environmental concerns among pastoralist communities.

by |July 1, 2020