Contradicciones pastoriles en las praderas de Banni en Kachchh, India.
Pastoral mobility helps maintain grasslands, as it distributes the pressure of grazing and ensures resources for people and animals to survive in unpredictable conditions. The Banni meadows in the state of Gujarat (India) constitute free-use pastures that face a gradual decrease in pastoral mobility. Part of these meadows have been commercialized through the development of tourism or the State has been converted into conservation sites. In response to this situation, some pastors have begun to appropriate land privately, which has generated conflicts within the pastoral community. Increased access to inputs, such as market-bought fodder and tap water, has reduced migration. The response of NGOs to private and state enclosures has been to promote property regimes and communal grazing. However, interventions that seek to restore traditional pastoralism obscure the complex current reality. In this article we show that the contradictions between conservation, grazing and market intensification have implications for people and grasslands.