Pastoral communities’ territories of life in Asia: Tales of coexistence Virtual Workshop on Rangelands and Pastoralism in Asia


To acknowledge the vital roles of rangelands and pastoralism for human wellbeing and nature conservation and to support the proposed International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists (IYRP) in 2026, ICCA Consortium co-organized a virtual workshop on July 16, 2021, on pastoral communities’ territories of life in grasslands/rangelands across Eurasia. The following links is the summary report and the final statement of this event.

The workshop was co-hosted by the ICCA Consortium, the ICCA Global Support Initiative through the GEF Small Grants Programme (UNDP), and the collaboration of Regional IYRP Support Groups (RISGs) for the IYRP 2026, namely, East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, and Central Asia, and Mongolia. The high-level objectives of this inaugural event were to establish an Asia-wide learning network on rangelands and pastoralism, mainly concerning local and Indigenous pastoral communities’ territories of life, and to promote the IYRP 2026 ahead of its expected adoption by the UN General Assembly in September. For more details please refer to the following links:


Link of the summary report of the event:


Link for the “Statement” of the Workshop:

Download persention of IRAN- Asia Grassland Workshop:

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