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CIUDAD REAL, CIUDAD REAL - NOVEMBER 22: A sheep and goats herd walks along along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 22, 2015 in Alhambra, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is an millenary practice tradition used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, CIUDAD REAL - NOVEMBER 22: Juan Francisco Ahulfinger 45, (R) rides his horse as he guides the sheep and goats herd along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 22, 2015 in Alhambra, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is an millenary practice tradition used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 22: Gratinano Usero 61 packs his mattress in the early morning along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 22, 2015 near Alhambra, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 22: Gratinano Usero 61 (C) cooks over the fire as herders stop overnight along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 22, 2015 in Alhambra, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, CIUDAD REAL - NOVEMBER 22: A shepherd dog helps guiding the sheep herd along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 22, 2015 in Alhambra, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is an millenary practice tradition used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 22: A car stops in a road a sheep herd passes by along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 22, 2015 in Alhambra, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 22: Alejandro Belenchon checks the sheep herd as it enters into the portable fence before night along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 22, 2015 in Alhambra, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 22: A shepherd dogs runs as it helps guiding a sheep with the rest of the herd along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 22, 2015 near Alhambra, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 22: A shepherd dogs runs as it helps guiding the sheep herd along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 22, 2015 near Alhambra, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 22: A meek sheep eats from Gratinano Usero's hand 61, before they start another walk along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 22, 2015 near Alhambra, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 22: Maria Belenchon and other young women prepare the dinner as they stop overnight along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 22, 2015 in Alhambra, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 22: Herders grill bacon for lunch before they start another walk along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 22, 2015 near Alhambra, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 22: A shepherd dogs runs as it helps guiding the sheep herd along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 22, 2015 in Alhambra, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 22: Jose Ramon Lahoz checks the sheep herd before they start another walk along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 22, 2015 near Alhambra, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 22: A sheep and goat herd passes by castle along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 22, 2015 in Alhambra, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: Herder Enrique Belenchon 44, guides the sheep and goats herd along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: A horses, sheep and goats herd walk along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: A goat prepares to charge on another one as the herd walks along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: A sheep and goats herd walk next to a vine yard along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: A sheep and goats herd walk across a vine yard along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: Sheep and goats herd walk along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: Sheep and goats herd walk along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: Sheep and goats herd walk along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: A mastiff dog lays on the ground as the sheep herd walks along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: Sheep and goats herd walk along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: Shepherds drink from a wineskin after a lunch break as they guides the sheep, cows and goats herd along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: Herder Enrique Belenchon 44, guides the sheep and goats herd along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: Juan Francisco Ahulfinger 45, guides the sheep and goats herd along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: Juan Francisco Ahulfinger 45, guides a sheep towards the rest of the herd along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: Shepherd dogs guide a sheep towards the rest of the herd along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: Juan Francisco Ahulfinger 45, guides the sheep and goats herd along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: Sheep and goats herd walk along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 20: Juan Francisco Ahulfinger 45, guides the sheep and goats herd along the Canada Real Conquense o de los Serranos on November 20, 2015 near Socuellamos, in Ciudad Real province, Spain. The herders' families carry out their Autumn transhumance walking in the drovers' roads with more than six thousands livestocks from the mountains of Cuenca and Albarracin in Northwest Spain along almost 500 kilometres to Sierra Morena mountains, Jaen Province, in South Spain. Their main livestock are sheep but also cows, goats, horses, donkeys and mastiffs and shepherds dogs. Livestock transhumance is a traditional practice used by sheep and cow herders to find better weather conditions and natural pasture during winter and summer for their animals. Transhumance also helps to preserve the natural landscapes and conserves its biodiversity. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
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In Ciudad Real province, Spanish herders take thousands of animals to new grounds for the winter months. Thousands of animals, but mostly sheep and goats, make the twice-a-year journey of 500-kilometers from Northwest Spain to the Sierra Mountains. The movement helps conserve the natural environment and its biodiversity. Take a look above at the impressive journey of the traditional livestock transhumance.

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