論文

査読有り
2011年4月

Transition of Mountain Pastoralism: An Agrodiversity Analysis of the Livestock Population and Herding Strategies in Southeast Tibet, China

HUMAN ECOLOGY
  • Takayoshi Yamaguchi

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開始ページ
141
終了ページ
154
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1007/s10745-010-9370-y
出版者・発行元
SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS

Vertical mobile grazing is typical in undulating mountain landscapes. However, recent social, economic, and political changes in China are impacting these traditional practices. This paper presents findings of a study conducted in the Tibetan communities of southwest China to assess the current status of mountain pastoralism and its future viability. Rangeland environment, livestock variety, and grazing form were found to be significantly related factors, which made it possible to analyze livestock distribution. The yak population-the main mobile grazer in alpine pasture- is currently stagnating while the population of cattle raised around settlements is steadily increasing. This situation is likely closely related to labor shortages in households, which have triggered the imbalanced distribution of livestock. The fact that the key to rangeland sustainability is to stimulate mobile grazing runs counter to current privatization policies.

Web of Science ® 被引用回数 : 20

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-010-9370-y
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000289525900004&DestApp=WOS_CPL
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.1007/s10745-010-9370-y
  • ISSN : 0300-7839
  • Web of Science ID : WOS:000289525900004

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