Vol. 25 No. 1 (2021)
Special Section

David Attenborough’s A LIFE ON OUR PLANET: Reflections on Pastoralism, Development and Climate Change

Günther Schlee
Bio
Dawn Chatty
Bio
Camilla Toulmin
Bio
Ian Scoones
PASTRES programme, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Bernard Hubert
INRAE, EHESS
Fred Provenza
Utah State University
Bio
Adam Higazi
University of Amsterdam
Bio
Troy Sternberg
School of Geography, University of Oxford

Published 2021-05-12

How to Cite

Krätli, S., Schlee, G., Chatty, D., Toulmin, C., Scoones, I., Hubert, B., Provenza, F., Higazi, A., & Sternberg, T. (2021). David Attenborough’s A LIFE ON OUR PLANET: Reflections on Pastoralism, Development and Climate Change. Nomadic Peoples, 25(1), 103–128. Retrieved from https://whp-journals.co.uk/NP/article/view/585

Abstract

Last September (2020), David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet was premiered across the globe. Described as a personal ‘witness statement’, the film is the latest call by the then-93-year-old British naturalist to reverse our impact on global climate and biodiversity. 

This special section builds on David Attenborough’s ‘witness statement’ as an entry point for a reflection on the debate about pastoralism, development and the environment. Scholars of pastoralism from the editorial board of Nomadic Peoples and a few others were invited to watch the film and send a comment.