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Ranchers take part in the Grasslands Alliance to conserve this unique ecosystem © David Wege

Conserving the natural grasslands of South America

Thu, 30/03/2017
As agriculture, forestry, roads & urbanization brought economic development to the vast grasslands of South America, the area of this important ecosystem was reduced by half. Luckily, ranchers and conservationists are joining forces to save these vital lands.

Bird-Friendly Beef – Tales from the Southern Cone

Fri, 03/02/2017
Nicolas Marchand takes us to the grasslands of South America where gauchos work with BirdLife to rear ‘bird-friendly beef’.
Yellow Cardinal © Matías Romano

Bird friendly beef in Porto Alegre’s market

Wed, 25/05/2016
SAVE Brasil has managed to bring bird-friendly beef with the seal of the Grasslands Alliance into Brazilian markets. But why is grass-fed beef such good news for birds?
Plovers, cows and gauchos on the grasslands of the Southern Cone. Photo: Alianza del Pastizal (Grasslands Alliance)

Conservation cowboy cooperation receives...

Fri, 18/03/2016
It’s all about cooperation, conserving South America’s natural grasslands from agricultural intensification... Southern Cone Grasslands Alliance honoured for outstanding conservation achievement award.

Video: Green Beef - towards grassland beef...

Wed, 25/09/2013
The quality of beef depends on the quality of the environment the cows graze on... Introducing Grassland Beef Certification - towards biodiversity-friendly premium beef and support for conservation of important South American grasslands