WISP Press Releases
The Press Releases feature calls for action on various issues affecting pastoralists around the globe. WISP aims to attract attention of various actors like governments and other policy makers.
The Global Gathering of Women Pastoralists to be held in Mera, India from the 21-26 November 2010, will be a first of its kind aimed at bringing together pastoral women, from across the world. The gathering’s goal is to contribute to empowerment of women pastoralists to participate equitably in decision-making within their community, government and other national, regional and international fora and to raise awareness of the unique challenges faced by women pastoralists in the shifting social, economic and ecological environments. … | French | Spanish
Pastoralism provides direct and indirect benefits to the environment in dryland areas and deserves more recognition of this contribution, according to a new report by World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP). … | French | Spanish
06 Oct 2008 | News story
Pastoralism continues to be undervalued despite its contribution to developing countries’ economies and environmental sustainability, according to a study by the World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP). … | French | Spanish
06 Oct 2008 | International news release
International development policies are undermining the long term survival of some of the globe's poorest communities, argues Masego Madzwamuse, IUCN's regional programme development officer and focal person for southern African drylands. She says the skills and knowledge needed to survive in the world's harsh drylands are being sacrificed in the name of progress. …