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The Romanian Carpathian Mountains

High summer pastures

Short distance transhumance

Livestock are moved off the smallholding in the summer months to allow hay to grow. In Moeciu de Sus, the lack of pasture in the immediate vicinity of the village necessitates the short-distance transhumance or pendulation (as it is known by Romanian academics) of flocks and herds to one of four upland pastures or to one of several lowland pastures. Livestock are communally herded on these pastures by shepherds specifically employed for this purpose.

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European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism
Online: http://www.efncp.org/hnv-showcases/romanian-carpathian-mountains/high-summer-pastures/
Date: 2024/06/18
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