Experiencing a Healthy Ecosystem in Spanish Altiplano

The differences in the soil in natural areas in comparison to ploughed, farmed fields is stark. Farmed soil is very pale, a sign that there is barely any carbon or organic matter left in it. Soil from the natural area is much darker, a sign that it is healthier. This inspired me to want to multiply the amount of space with healthy soil exponentially, something that the camps have set out to achieve.

Could Cows and Sheep Halt Climate Change and Tackle Rural Poverty?

Holistic management, with its counterintuitive claim that more, rather than fewer, cattle can improve the land, has been around for decades – a kind of perennial cattleman’s quarrel, and a thorn in the hide of ranchers and anti-ranchers alike. The use of livestock as a tool for restoration has been scoffed at by scientists, reviled by vegetarians and those who blame cows for climate change, and a flashpoint for tension over how to conserve land in the American West.