BADAJOZ, THE CAPITAL IN THE BORDER

THE PASTURE, ECOSYSTEM OF THE ALENTEJO AND ESTREMADURA

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It is a question of an ecosystem derived from the human activity in the environment of the Mediterranean forest filled with oaks, blockheads and a great variety of species arbustivas. It is so the consequence of conquering to the forest areas to destine them to pastures. It happens for an initial phase in the one that catches on the density of oaks or blockheads, to go on to a second of control of the woody vegetation and the stabilization of the pastures.

The pasture is a clear forest, where cereals are cultivated or the lands are destined to the maintenance of the cattle, sheep or of sow, together with the hunting activity and to the utilization of other forest products (fuelwoods, cork, mushrooms, etc.). In these only areas baby the pork íberico in regime of montanera, feeding of the acorns of oaks and blockheads.

 
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bosque
bosque mediterraneo
cercanias de villareal
dehesa
dehesa
The converted to pasture system has a great economic and social importance in the Iberian Peninsula, both for his superficial extension and for the function of fixation of the rural population in his original cores, since it reduces the wave of immigrants and his consequences (aging, increase of rates of mortality, reduction of rates of activity, abandon of developments, etc).
cerdos en montanera
cerdos
cerdos
ganado
ganado
ganado vacuno
ganado vacuno
bellotas
fauna
flora
flora
flora
dehesa
habitat
ganado
His extension changes very much according to the different authors, but it is between the two and four million hectares in the Iberian Peninsula, principally in the southwest and west. Emphasizing in these zones the territories of Estremadura, Andalusia (Seville, Cordova, Huelva yJaen), Salamanca, and in Portugal extensive zones zones of the Alentejo and The Algarve.
flores
flores
flores
dehesa
dehesa
bosque mediterraneo
bellota del alcornoque
flores
bellotas de alcornoque
dehesa en primavera
bosque mediterraneo
flores en primavera
Antonio García Candelas   n  Suggestions and impressions

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