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Donkeys, Sheeps, Lambs, Transumance in the Alps

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Donkeys, Sheeps, Lambs, Transumance

The Donkeys, Sheeps, Lambs, Transumance Video Footage show the large flock of 1500 Bergamasker sheep that spent the summer grazing in the mountains (italian Orobic Alps) and finally fall back towards home. Transhumance is a type of nomadism or pastoralism, therefore a seasonal movement of people with their livestock between fixed summer and winter pastures.

Generally only the herds travel, with a certain number of people necessary to tend them, while the main population stays at the base. In contrast, horizontal transhumance is more susceptible to being disrupted by climatic, economic or political change.

In Italy the practice of driving herds to upland pastures in summer dates from time immemorial but has enjoyed a long documented history until the 1950s and 1960s with the advent of alternative road transport. Drover roads or “tratturi” 111 m wide several more than 100 km long permitted the passage and grazing of herds, principally sheep, and attracted regulation by law and the establishment of a mounted police force as far back as the 17th century. As a result “tratturi” remain public property and subject to conservation by law protecting cultural heritage. Molise region candidate the “tratturi” to UNESCO as a world heritage.

Transhumance In The Alps. Flock Moving, Clip 2: The Tail Of The Herd.

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