Earlier this year, in addition to launching a first-of-its-kind 'Rangelands Atlas' (see link below), staff of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) produced two films for an ILRI-hosted 'Virtual Tour of East Africa’s Drylands’ session at the recent Global Landscapes Forum on Restoring Africa’s Drylands, 3–4 June 2021.
The first film, aiming to provide an ‘immersive’ African dryland experience for readers, is titled: East African Drylands—Big Lands, Big Opportunities (9:20 min).
This week, this film was selected for another virtual tour, this time for the Joint International Grasslands and International Rangelands Virtual Congress (25–29 Oct 2021).
The facts, ideas, words and science presented in this film—and in this blog article about the film—are taken from the following resources. Readers are recommended to consult these first-rate sources directly.
- Rangelands Atlas
a collaborative project by ILRI, IUCN, FAO, WWF, UNEP and ILC (2021)
- Prospects for Livestock-Based Livelihoods in Africa's Drylands
edited by Cees de Haan (World Bank Studies, Washington, DC, 2016)
- Dynamics and resilience of rangelands and pastoral peoples around the globe
by Robin Reid, María Fernández-Giménez and Kathleen Galvin
(Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 2014)
- Savannas of Our Birth: People, Wildlife, and Change in East Africa
by Robin Reid (University of California Press, 2012)
- East African Grasslands
by Desmond Vesey-Fitzgerald (East African Publishing House, 1973)