One of the main problems and aims of nature conservation in Europe is to protect semi-open landscapes. The development during the past decades is characterized by an ongoing intensivation of land use on the one hand, and an increasing number of former meadows and pastures lying fallow caused by changing ecomic conditions on the other hand. In several countries the estabishment of larger pasture landscapes with a mixed character of open grassland combined with shrubs and forests has been recognized as one solution to this problem. The book gives an overview of the European projects concerning to this topic - nature conservation policy and strategies, scientific results and practical experiences creating large scale grazing systems.
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Bernd Redecker, Eckhard Schroder, Peter Finck, Uwe Riecken, Werner Hardtle