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Honheree, Your comments are well taken. And alongside any formal laws or regulations, which inevitably leead to the question of how to enforce these, what is needed in my view is a bottom up process of engagement -- across the board -- with herders, settlers, and communities. This would be to elicit from them their ideas on how best to manage the herd size, how to enforce?, how to create cooperatives? how to ensure fairness so that people dont feel that if you happen to graze in an one area you can have large herd sizes whereas in another it is restricted, what kinds of approaches would work? where do they see the need for government intervention? how to allocate what are now "common lands" to private users and keep it that way? As such, along side any formal laws and regulations which have their limitations we need to build a "social compact" among all those who have a stake in this issue.