Transhumance in Portugal and Spain

Lead image: A transhumant flock [CC BY-SA 4.0 by CamDib]

This article explores the rich history of transhumance in Portugal and Spain.

TRANSHUMANCE : A type of pastoralism dependent on the seasonal movement of livestock herds between summer and winter pastures. Derived from Latin ‘trans’ (across) and ‘humus’ (ground).

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The Iberian Ibex in Portugal

The ibex is a majestic and breathtaking beast, well worth seeing in the wild. It can also be a powerful restorative force for ‘broken’ landscapes that have not only lost much of their native fauna, but are rapidly losing the traditional grazing practices that once helped to fill-in for the role of missing wild herbivores.

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Seia, Serra da Estrela