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Swabian Alb - Transhumance & High-Tech

Swabian Alb

The Swabian (and Franconian) Alb is the only region in Germany where a genuine system of transhumance ever developed. It reached its highest importance in the middle of the 19th century when up to 3 million sheep were involved. It is still practised today, but numbers have fallen to only 2-3 % of the maximum.

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European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism
Online: http://www.efncp.org/hnv-showcases/south-west-germany/swabian-alb/
Date: 2024/02/23
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