It comes from latin: trans, meaning “from the other side” and humus, meaning “soil”, “land”.
It is a seasonal migration livestock, traversing from winter to summer “dehesas” (land from mediterrenean forest partly cleared of trees for graze pasture), and viceversa.
Trashumancia therefore is defined as a type of moving shepherding, where, unlike nomadism, the places for it in each season are always the same,. In Spain it has existed during seven centuries, and it is carried out through a system of tracks named Vías Pecuarias
Historically, transhumancia in Spain has been carried out on foot. It profits from spare or remaining pasture productivity available in different places and periods. It is a unique agroecosystem in Europe very important to maintain the environmental, and our cultural heritage, bringing outstanding biodiversity to extensive areas.
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