Trashumancia y naturaleza

ABOUT US
Our organisation and history


The Organisation

Board Members

Jesús

Garzón

President

Nacho

Zubelzu

Vicepresident

Ignacio

Doadrio

General Secretary

María Eugenia

Herrero

Treasurer

Manuel

Bahillo

Vocal

Adolfo

Gutiérrez

Vocal

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Jesús Garzon

Presidente

NACHO ZUBELZU
Nacho Zubelzu

Vicepresidente

IGNACIO DOADRIO
Ignacio Doadrio

Secretario General

Ma Eugenia Herrero
María Eugenia Herrero

Tesorera

MANUEL Bahillo
Manuel Bahillo

Vocal

Adolfo Gutierrez
Adolfo Gutiérrez

Vocal

A Brief History of Us

BACKGROUND

The ‘Concejo de la Mesta’ Association is founded in 1992 with Project 2001. Its main objective is the conservation of drovers roads as ecological highways that connect, from north to south, the entirety of the Iberian Peninsula. This is done through the development of traditional activities such as transhumance and pushing alternative uses of these roads which favour the active involvement of the rural population. The huge impact of Project 2001 propelled the legal protection of the drovers roads network, accelerating the approval of the Drovers Roads Law in 1995 (‘Ley 3/1995 de Vías Pecuarias’).

‘TRASHUMANCIA Y NATURALEZA’

In 1997, the ‘Trashumancia y Naturaleza’ Association is founded to support transhumant shepherds, as well as presenting complaints against illegal occupations of drovers roads. From the very beginning our organisation has maintained close contact with the Ministry of Agriculture and the European Commission, ensuring the inclusion of transhumance in the Agri-Environmental Programme. Our objective is that transhumant pastoralism, as a form of extensive livestock farming, receives proper financial support for its contribution to the conservation of high-value ecosystems and drovers roads. 

OUR ALLIES AND SPONSORS

Our collaborators include European conservation societies such as EURONATUR and the Frankfurt Zoological Society (Germany); the Unie van Provinciale Landschappen and the Stichting Trashumance & Natuur (Netherlands); as well as the AVINA and MAVA foundations, Fundación Biodiversidad (Spain), Territori i Paisatje and other public and private institutions.

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