The Importance of Working Equids in Mountain Areas


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Accepting the challenge proposed by the Mountain Partnership, the Equid Power Network is organising a virtual event to promote the importance of Working Equids in Mountain Areas, as a contribution to the celebrations held for International Mountain Day.

During this event, the guest speakers will present different case studies from different parts of the world, highlighting the economic, ecologic and social importance and of working equids in mountain areas.

This virtual event held on Zoom will take place on 15th December 2020 at 14.00 (GMT), 15.00 (CET) and will last for approximately 2 hours.


Welcome session

The Donkey Sanctuary: Faith Burden
FECTU: Césc Aldabó
World Horse Welfare: Liam Maguire
Mountain Partnership: Sara Manuelli
Moderator: João Brandão Rodrigues

Case studies

Case study 1
Soil Conservation in Mountain Areas: Challenges and Threats. The (low) impact of animal traction in agroforestry management in mountains.
Tomás de Figueiredo, IPB - Polytechnic Institute of Bragança / CIMO - Mountain Research Centre, Portugal.

Case study 2
Working Equids and the Production Chains in Rural Communities in the Central and South American Mountain Areas.
Eduardo Santurtun, The Donkey Sanctuary Mexico.

Case study 3
The Importance of Working Mules in the Tourism Sector in Nepal and How They Contribute to the Livelihood of Mountain Communities.
Hari Joshi, Animal Nepal.

Case study 4
The Contribution of Working Equids to Sustaining the Livelihoods of Ethiopian Highlanders.
Bojia Duguma, The Donkey Sanctuary Ethiopia.

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Event registration

To join this event, please register your attendance for the Zoom Webinar.