Shepherds are vital – we need them!
Their work is invaluable.
Permanent grassland is rich in plant and animal species. It is the best way to manage and protect land.
– It is the most effective way to protect the soil from wind and water erosion. - It filters out pollutants and delivers clean drinking water. - It absorbs carbon dioxide better than any other land use. - It offers a habitat for countless endangered plants and animals.
But species-rich permanent grassland does not come by itself. It is the result of decades of work by experts – the shepherds.
Without their dedication and effort, this land would turn into forest or desert.
The work of shepherds is very special:
In our work and daily life, we all consume resources.
But through their work, shepherds safeguard resources. They improve habitats and the health of soil, water and air. They produce high-quality meat, milk, hides and wool. They create irreplaceable benefits for nature and the environment.
That is why shepherds are vital. That is why we need them!