Learning from Africa's Herbivores

These articles shed light on some of the basic insights of holistic management, planned grazing, and permaculture, as to the physiology of desert grasslands:

  • Plants need animals as much as animals need plants.
  • Many, many kinds of animals, from large to small, are necessary for healthy habitat.
  • Restoration of animal biodiversity across the size scale generally helps to restore habitat; conversely, animal loss at any size level usually harms habitat.
  • Domestic animals grazed conventionally often contribute to the habitat harm started by wild animal loss.

The article appearing above describes in non-technical terms the the scientific paper appearing below.

Burros and Bio-Diversity: The Rest of the Story

Posted by Chris Gill

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