Holistic Management, Third Edition: A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment

Holistic Management, Third Edition: A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment Author Allan Savory
ISBN-10 161091743X
ISBN-13 9781610917438
Year 2016-11-10
Pages 552
Language English
Publisher Island Press
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Fossil fuels and livestock grazing are often targeted as major culprits behind climate change and desertification But Allan Savory cofounder of the Savory Institute begs to differ The bigger problem he warns is our mismanagement of resources Livestock grazing is not the problem its how we graze livestock If we dont change the way we approach land management irreparable harm from climate change could continue long after we replace fossil fuels with environmentally benign energy sources Holistic management is a systems thinking approach for managing resources developed by Savory decades ago after observing the devastation of desertification in his native Southern Rhodesia now Zimbabwe Properly managed livestock are key to restoring the worlds grassland soils the major sink for atmospheric carbon and minimizing the most damaging impacts on humans and the natural world This bookupdates Savory s paradigm changing vision for reversing desertification stemming the loss of biodiversity eliminating fundamental causes of human impoverishment throughout the world and climate change Reorganized chapters make it easier for readers to understand the framework for Holistic Management and the four key insights that underlie it New color photographs showcase before and after examples of land restored by livestock This long anticipated new edition is written for new generations of ranchers farmers eco and social entrepreneurs and development professionals working to address global environmental and social degradation It offers new hope that a sustainable future for humankind and the world we depend on is within reach

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