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Rangelands cover vast areas of North America from the Canadian prairies to the desert grasslands of Mexico. They provide livelihoods and a wealth of ecosystem services that are increasingly recognized as contributing to climate solutions. It is critical to bring these messages to the global community. Designating an IYRP will provide this opportunity!

Rangeland Voices

Fernanda Bustamonte, Rancher from Sonora, Mexico
Dr. Maria Fernandez-Gimenez (Colorado State University)

Featured Videos

Guardians of the Grasslands Trailer
Canada is home to one of the most endangered ecosystems in the entire world - the temperate grasslands of the Great Plains. Our native prairie is home to over 60 species at-risk but it is disappearing and at an alarming rate. However, cattle are maintaining and preserving these iconic landscapes and providing hope for the plants and animals that call them home. Sometimes what you thought was the problem, is really the solution.
Hawaii's Cattle Ranchers - the original environmental stewards
The “paniolos” men and women who raise cattle and produce beef today play an important role in protecting Hawaii’s natural resources where cattle have been raised for centuries. Those men and women are also ensuring the rich history of the industry is preserved so that it may be passed on to future generations.

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