In early 2022, the International Affairs Committee (IAC) of the Society for Range Management (SRM) will host a symposium supporting the Mongolian Government’s proposal to the United Nations for an International Year of Rangelands & Pastoralists (IYRP) in 2026.
Title of the symposium: “Global Rangelands & the IYRP (International Year of Rangelands & Pastoralists): Global Framework, Action Plans and Knowledge Gaps”
The SRM’s 75th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will be held in person and virtually on 6–10 Feb 2022. The IYRP symposium will comprise virtual workshop sessions in the week of 31 Jan–4 Feb and a hybrid virtual/in-person seminar on Tuesday 8 Feb. The workshops will allow the IYRP global stakeholder network to make progress in planning activities and raising awareness about the IYRP. The seminar will showcase talks from 12 international scholars, addressing the question as to how the “marginalization narrative” for global rangelands can be changed to a “global value narrative” to help arrest problems of poverty and natural resource degradation.
IYRP stakeholders with a complementary virtual registration are free to browse all virtual or hybrid sites supported by the Albuquerque conference.
More information can be found in the two-page document below: “SRM/IAC symposium on IYRP”.