Mediterranean basin

Pastoralism in the Mediterranean basin

The Mediterranean basin has landscapes highly adapted to pastoralism - and their biodiversity largely depends on it.

The Mediterranean landcapes have a long history of pastoralism, that has shaped the vegetation and determined the ecological interactions during millenia. In this region the contrast can also be observed between highly industrial countries in its northern shore and developing countries in its southern shore. But the importance of pastoralism remains crucial at both sides.