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Restoring Rangelands: The Art Of Flexible Livestock Management

Climate change, increased livestock population, complex land tenure systems, and land fragmentation are key factors contributing to the decline of rangelands. The dismantling of Tunisia's traditional Bedouin-led grazing system, gdel or Hima, has further exacerbated the problem. Gdel is a millennia-old approach that allows designated areas of the rangeland to fall fallow while forbidding animal grazing until vegetation recovers.