Can Sheep Save the Planet? Yes - says Allan Savory!
May 9, 2014

On April 29 at the International Wool Textile Organization Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, Allan Savory held a talk about how sheep are an important factor in stopping desertification and climate change.

"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," states Allan Savory. Desertification is happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes, and his work so far shows, that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert. The role of livestock, such as sheep, in a new agriculture that can save city-based civilization. Savory discusses how animals can be used to heal landscapes, combat climate change, restore economies, increase soil fertility, produce clean water, provide healthy habitat for wildlife and more.

Watch Allan Savory's presentation at www.iwto.org/news/52. Other coverage of the congress is also available at this web site.