Healing rangelands using “One World – One Health” approach

13 Nov 2020

HOST: World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)

Rangelands are staples of human and planetary health, sustaining 20 percent of global livelihoods and providing a wealth of ecosystem services spanning from carbon sequestration and water filtration to habitat provision and biogeochemical recycling. Yet, despite occupying half of the world’s land surface and harbouring much of its biocultural diversity, they continue to receive the lowest levels of restoration funding.

This session maps out the existing and potential productivity of biodiverse rangelands, provides clear evidence for why restoring degraded rangelands should be a priority for global “One Health” approaches, and offers recommendations on how the global community can mobilize rangeland support going forwards.

Publisher: GLF

Language: English

Year: 2020

Keyword(s): biodiversity, ecosystem services, ecosystems, grasslands, one health, rangelands, restoration, savannahs, silvo-pastoral, UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystem(s): Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Global

  • World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)

  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)

  • WWF

  • UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • The International Livestock Research Institute

  • Somos Territorio ABC

  • Wajari

  • Department of Wildlife Protection Leh


  • Hanspeter Liniger

    Director, WOCAT

  • Chris Magero

    Rangeland management expert , International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

  • Fiona Flintan

    Governance Scientist and Technical Coordinator, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

  • Paola Agostini

    Lead Natural Resources Management Specialist, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank

  • Boshra Salem

    Professor, University of Alexandria, Egypt

  • Azamat Isakov

    Project Coordinator , Public Foundation CAMP Ala-Too

  • Beatriz Ramirez and Luisa Vega

    Director, Wajari

  • Jonathan Davies

    Senior Agriculture Advisor, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

  • Rima Mekdaschi Studer

    Senior Research Scientist at the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), WOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies )

  • Alissa Wachter

    Leader of the Resource Mobilisation and Program Development for WWF's global Food Practice, WWF

  • John Kamanga

    South Rift Association of Land Owners (SOLARO), Kenya


  • Caroline King-Okumu

    International Development Opportunities Manager, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and The Borders Institute (TBI), Africa