On 10-11 May, the first international conference of the LIFE ShepForBio project will be held on ‘The role of pastoral schools in the management of natural habitats’.
It will be an opportunity to talk, through the direct involvement of schools, about their possible role in the dissemination of good practices for the protection of habitats and species. Pastoral schools can in fact play a fundamental role in promoting forms of pasture and grassland management in line with the objectives of protecting the naturalistic value of these environments.
The event will include in-depth talks on the pastoralism-biodiversity relationship and a workshop entirely dedicated to school activities and networking. The event will consist of two days organised as follows:
- 10 May: the morning will focus on the relationship between pastoralism and biodiversity, while in the afternoon the schools will be the real protagonists, with networking activities and exchange of experiences
- 11 May: the second day will be dedicated to visiting pasture areas with an in-depth look at some of the educational and training tools used by pastoral schools.
The target groups of the event are pastoral schools and students, pastoralists, nature park managers and all public and private actors involved in pastoralism and habitat management.
The event will take place in Florac (France), in the Cévénnes National Park. It is hosted by the Institut Agro Montpellier and its Institut Agro Florac, which promotes technical agricultural education. Further information on how to reach the event venue will be announced shortly.
Interpretation will be provided in English and French during the conference. Interpreting services will not be available during the study visits.
You can register by filling out the following form