The Crisis of Pastoralism in Global Change
Global climate change, globalization of economies, population growth, and government policy change worldwide are putting great pressures on pastoralism, a complex form of natural resource management involving the direct interaction between the natural resource system, the resource users system and the larger geo-political system. It is time to recognize that global change is threatening the sustainable development of pastoralism worldwide and serious public concerns should be raised to mitigate the adverse impacts of global change on pastoralism.
Keywords: Pastoralism, Global Change
Prof. Sihkui Dong
School of Environment, Beijing Normal University