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SYMPOSIUM: The International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists (IYRP) 2026: Global Framework, Action Plans, and Knowledge Gaps - Shared screen with speaker view
Daniel Miller
22:15
Hello everyone! it is minus 23C in Buffalo, Wyoming!
Ann Waters-Bayer
24:51
Welcome to a real winter! I come originally from Winnipeg, so I know that well - down to -40°C - but that is a long way from Wyoming.
Daniel Miller
26:31
no yak in the IYRP logo! 🙁
Rima Mekdaschi Studer, WOCAT, CDE, University of Bern
31:15
the Sound is very low
Society for Range Management
31:36
click on the arrow next to the mute/unmute button; select audio settings; from there you can increase the volume
Society for Range Management
32:07
increase the scroll bar on the "Output Audio"
Rima Mekdaschi Studer, WOCAT, CDE, University of Bern
32:24
thank you
Abolfazl Sharifian
42:03
Oh, the sound quality is not good at all
Rima Mekdaschi Studer, WOCAT, CDE, University of Bern
42:13
anybody else having Problems with the Sound. It is staggered and hard to understand
Ashley Dupuis
42:23
I cant hear either
Jeanne Pfander
42:25
yes, can’t hear
Maria Fernandez-Gimenez
42:32
Yes the sound is very difficult to hear
Rogelio Maciel, Pronatura Noreste
42:42
yes, cant hear
Munkhnasan from MoFALI
43:07
Sound not clear
Gökçe YörĂŒkoğlu
43:09
The problem is not the volume. All sounds are muffled so it’s hard to hear and understand.
Cecilia Turin
43:09
yes, can't hear
Ann Waters-Bayer
43:10
Yes, it is so faint that it is almost impossible to understand - even at highest volume.
Alexandre Ickowicz, CIRAD, France
43:50
Since the begining, sound is very bad
Ashley Dupuis
44:31
Sometimes you need to share your computer's audio as well when sharing the screen
aycaorhon / yolda initiative
45:41
I think from the zoom settings, the video sound should be shared from the screen as internal sound instead of external sound. I think there must be a setting in the options section..
Donald
45:42
I cannot hear it at all.
Donald
46:28
That is much better - thank you!
Rima Mekdaschi Studer, WOCAT, CDE, University of Bern
50:15
not really
Abolfazl Sharifian
50:22
Not really
Rima Mekdaschi Studer, WOCAT, CDE, University of Bern
50:49
yes much better
Abolfazl Sharifian
50:51
It is better
Daniel Miller
51:36
OK sound is much better now. You all solved it!
Fagouri Said
51:43
bonjour tout le monde
Maryam Niamir-Fuller
51:49
Please can everyone else please mute yourselves. thank you
Ann Waters-Bayer
52:03
Bonjour Said!
Ann Waters-Bayer
57:13
Put your COMMENTS in the chat box. To pose QUESTIONS, please click on “Raise hand” in “Reactions” in the toolbar. Raised hands on your screen will NOT be seen. Please click on “Lower hand” after you have spoken.
Tungaa U
01:01:14
Many thanks Bulgamaa for great presentation! :D
Maryam Niamir-Fuller
01:01:15
UPDATE : As of today, 75 countries are supporting the IYRP 2026 resolution, of which 22 are formally co-sponsoring it. Please see https://iyrp.info for more updates
Daniel Miller
01:01:26
I think IRC/IGC 2008 was in Inner Mongolia province of China?
Tungaa U
01:01:50
yes in Inner Mongolia, China
Aboubacrine AG Mohamed mitta
01:02:34
bonsoir, il y a pas le français ? car nous ne comprenons pas l'anglais nous...Aboubacrine , RPPS
Ann Waters-Bayer
01:03:28
Il n’ya pas le français. Ca sera demain pendant l’atelier.
Ann Waters-Bayer
01:04:17
We do not have interpreters for this symposium, only for the two workshops on Wednesday and Thursday.
D R Malaviya
01:05:52
Somehow, Indian representation in IYRP is very low, although India has vast area under rangelands. I as org. sec. of IGC 2015 tried to atract world attention
Ann Waters-Bayer
01:08:04
The Indian IYRP supporters are active; see https://www.iyrp.info/south-asia
Serena Ferrari
01:08:15
Bonjour les collÚgues francophones, on est navré, aujourd'hui l'interprétation simultanée en français n'avait pas été prévue. Mais pour les ateliers de demain 23 et aprÚs-demain 24 ce sera disponible
Harouna ABARCHI
01:09:43
Ok pas de problĂšmes, alors merci
Barbara Hutchinson
01:31:01
If you have comments or questions, please feel free to put them in the Chat. Thank you!
Maryam Niamir-Fuller
01:39:53
The pdf. of the presentation on the 12 global themes is available on the SRM Conference website in the folder for the Workshops on 23rd and 24th Feb. Please do download it and share it widely. Get involved with your regional IYRP support group and discuss these issues in more detail too!
ir
01:48:37
can you please put the website address here in the char?
Abolfazl Sharifian
01:49:16
Can we watch these presentations later on YouTube or somewhere else?
Elly Sabiiti
01:50:23
Greetings from Kampala City, Uganda. This paper has shed better light about livestock and GHG
Barbara Hutchinson
01:51:50
We plan to make the presentations available through the IYRP website - https://iyrp.info
Abolfazl Sharifian
01:52:15
Thank you
Ann Waters-Bayer
01:53:19
The presentation will be posted on the SRM page on the IYRP website: https://www.iyrp.info/srm-international-affairs-committee-symposium-global-rangelands-iyrp
Abolfazl Sharifian
01:53:54
Thank you Ann
Rima Mekdaschi Studer, WOCAT, CDE, University of Bern
01:54:12
As background to what Ian has mentioned now see also 'Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission onhealthy diets from sustainable food systems' www.thelancet.com Published online January 16, 2019 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31788-4
Donald
01:56:18
Excellent presentation Ian, thankyou
Rima Mekdaschi Studer, WOCAT, CDE, University of Bern
02:07:27
Please also visit the following publication for some rangeland Maps of sub-Saharan Africa: Sustainable rangeland management in Sub-Saharan Africa - Guidelines to good practice. https://www.wocat.net/library/media/174/
Ann Waters-Bayer
02:12:29
In addition to the rangeland map, there is also an ongoing exercise in mapping pastoralist groups worldwide: http://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/pastoralists_563977#5/4.193/50.625
Rima Mekdaschi Studer, WOCAT, CDE, University of Bern
02:25:49
where can this report presented by Fiona can be found?
Barbara Hutchinson
02:28:32
We will find out and let you know. I will send a message to Fiona now to ask her where you can access it.
Ann Waters-Bayer
02:29:49
Or you can ask her directly: F.Flintan@cgiar.org
Rima Mekdaschi Studer, WOCAT, CDE, University of Bern
02:30:25
The Carbon Benefits Project (CBP) provides tools for agriculture, forestry and land management projects to estimate the impact of their activities on climate change mitigation (carbon stock changes and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions). Please visit https://banr.nrel.colostate.edu/CBP/
Barbara Hutchinson
02:33:54
This is Fiona's WhatsApp number if you want to contact her: WhatsApp: +39 349 6462017.
Rima Mekdaschi Studer, WOCAT, CDE, University of Bern
02:34:37
thank you.
Elly Sabiiti
02:36:44
This is Elly Sabiiti, Busitema University,Uganda,East Africa.
Rima Mekdaschi Studer, WOCAT, CDE, University of Bern
02:46:42
Rich are you in contact with the team of Eleanor Milne at CSU?
Rima Mekdaschi Studer, WOCAT, CDE, University of Bern
02:47:40
for the Carbon Benefit Project tool https://banr.nrel.colostate.edu/CBP/
Richard Conant
02:48:40
Hi Rima - I've worked a little bit with Eleanor, but haven't worked directly on the CBP.
Tip Hudson
02:52:36
https://agsci.source.colostate.edu/csu-soil-scientists-to-co-lead-19-million-project-on-soil-health-farmer-well-being/
Society for Range Management
02:53:49
All presentations can also be found on the SRM virtual meeting site within this Schedule item.
Tip Hudson
02:54:12
https://artofrange.com/episodes/aor-78-one-study-rule-them-all-3m-soil-health-research-jeff-goodwin-derek-scasta
Richard Conant
02:55:02
My presentation: https://www.dropbox.com/s/78rk48rj1i0jaf8/conant.pptx?dl=0
ir
02:56:09
I have gone to the SRM side but am not seeing the presentations already posted. Any suggestions?
Maryam Niamir-Fuller
03:03:26
The presentations from this Symposium will be uploaded later (after this meeting) into the IYRP website: https://iyrp.info
ir
03:09:31
I must have misunderstood; I though someone said they were already up on the site. TY
Ann Waters-Bayer
03:10:16
It was written: on the SYMPOSIUM website.
Lauren Svejcar
03:11:47
Excellent talk Ann!
Maria Fernandez-Gimenez
03:12:59
So glad that the important issue of climate justice related to green energy development. Thank, Ann and Hussein, for the terrific talk. Is there a link to your report that you can post?
Ann Waters-Bayer
03:14:48
The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is publishing the report and it should be out next month. I will share the link with you all when it comes out.
Maria Fernandez-Gimenez
03:27:32
Wonderful talk, Sarah. I have always been troubled by the additionality issue with PES that fails to reward existing good stewards.
Tip Hudson
03:30:42
Did anyone catch the date on the article in The Economist?
Sarah Klain
03:32:10
The Economist cover is from April 2005. Yes, a bit dated now!
Sarah Klain
03:32:36
It was fairly soon after the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment if I recall correctly
Tip Hudson
03:32:56
Thanks, Sarah. I also didn’t catch the direct reference to your paper. Can you share that?
Lauren Svejcar
03:33:09
Excellent talk Sarah! Fascinating work!
Maryam Niamir-Fuller
03:40:16
The UNEP ‘Benign Neglect’ report that looks at filling knowledge gaps on rangelands and pastoralism, also has a survey of how much OECD, GEF and a few other donors are financing projects that benefit rangelands and pastoralists internationally. Their conclusion is that it is a relatively tiny part of their portfolios. Since publication of that report, these donors have started to take a second look at projects relevant to rangelands and pastoralists. So please keep on sending in project proposals! Benign Neglect report can be found here: Website for Gap analysis report finalhttps://www.unenvironment.org/resources/report/case-benign-neglect-knowledge-gaps-about-sustainability-pastoralism-and-rangelands
Abolfazl Sharifian
03:44:07
Actually I enjoyed this presentation a lot, thank you
Barbara Hutchinson
03:47:05
Another grant program from USDA/NIFA, although this is for outreach and extension, is the Renewable Natural Resources Act National Focus Funds. There is an RFP out now due at the end of March - https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/renewable-resources-extension-act-national-focus-fund-projects-rrea-nff
Lauren Svejcar
03:55:30
Great talk David! What journal was the Bennett 2016 paper published in that you reference?
Maria Fernandez-Gimenez
03:59:39
This talk highlights why rangeland researchers would benefit from engaging more with the literature from Political Ecology and Environmental History, which often uncover the roles of narratives and how they are deployed to advance and maintain particular power structures. Another example from some time ago is The Lie of the Land: Challenging Received Wisdom on the African Environment (1996) edited by Leach and Mearns.
Lauren Svejcar
04:00:52
Great talks everyone!
Robert Washington-Allen
04:01:18
Great Talk David!!! There’s also always Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac!!!
Peter Ballerstedt
04:01:49
Thank you, everyone for great presentations!I'm looking forward to re-watching them and sharing them - the information needs a wider audience!
Pablo Manzano - BC3
04:02:46
Pity we don't have the "reactions" tab to clap
Barry Irving
04:03:06
A question for David. What has more power, a positive narrative promoting a universal good, or a negative narrative that may point to a real and negative event or result, albeit possibly at a localized scale.
Daniel Miller
04:03:20
We only have 44 listeners now; how do we get the message out to a much wider audience?
Lauren Svejcar
04:05:22
Great comment David!
Lauren Svejcar
04:07:29
Thanks Robert! Great comment!
Peter Ballerstedt
04:10:08
Ruminants are essential!Humanity's existential crisis is too little animals source food.Ruminant animal agriculture on rangelands is the only form of agriculture that can share the ecosystem.
Rima Mekdaschi Studer, WOCAT, CDE, University of Bern
04:12:06
and Daniel we do not need to convert the already converted
Lauren Svejcar
04:14:54
Excellent comment Maryam!
Robert Washington-Allen
04:14:59
I I wanted to thank Ann Waters-Bayer for her talk. Consider dung as a green energy source harvested by pastoralists!!
Daniel Miller
04:22:11
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Faith
04:25:49
Thank you Ann! Well-stated.
Maria Fernandez-Gimenez
04:26:16
Thanks, Ann!
Barbara Hutchinson
04:26:17
This is the information for accessing the SRM conference site for the presentations: Anyone with access to the virtual SRM meeting site can click here:https://my.eventcadence.com/dl/event/813723/3985000000Individuals should click the “add” button, that will then show all of the presentations when they scroll down.
Maria Fernandez-Gimenez
04:29:31
From a researcher perspective, both when I am working in my own country or somewhere else, there is no substitute for developing long-term, reciprocal relationships where communities are co-researchers not research "subjects" or project "beneficiaries". Then we can develop proposals together based on shared understanding and relationships of trust. Very different from short-term consultancies or 2-3 year research projects.
Rima Mekdaschi Studer, WOCAT, CDE, University of Bern
04:30:49
Thank you very much for this series of very interesting inputs. Widh you a nice evening.
Shelemia Nyamuryekung'e
04:31:27
Thank you all! Great talk
Robert Washington-Allen
04:31:34
What about David’s comments?
Barbara Hutchinson
04:31:48
We hope you can join us tomorrow!
Maria Fernandez-Gimenez
04:31:50
Big thanks to Layne, the SRM IAC, other organizers and speakers for an excellent symposium!
Jeanne Pfander
04:31:52
Very well organized!
Cecilia Turin, Peru
04:31:52
Thank you very much for the great talks and rich discussion!! See you next time!
Rima Mekdaschi Studer, WOCAT, CDE, University of Bern
04:32:13
Unfortunately will not be able to join the workshops. But hope to receive some 'minutes' of these workshops
Cecilia Turin, Peru
04:32:17
thanks Layne for the great moderation