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Habitat

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Information

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Oil

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Permafrost

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Pipeline

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Nomadic Herders

UArctic EALÁT Institute

UArctic EALÁT Institute

Reindeer, People, Pastures

Welcome to the world of reindeer husbandry. A project of the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and the Association of World Reindeer Herders, this site will take you on a circum-Arctic tour of reindeer and people, a connection that is strong, ancient and profound. From New World reindeer herding in Alaska, all the way around Eurasia, Mongolia and northern China the world of reindeer husbandry encompasses a wide diversity of peoples, languages, landscapes and cultures.

However, the livelihood is in essence, practiced in remarkably similar ways, speaking to a bond between people and reindeer that holds much wisdom about how to survive and thrive in  some of the most inhospitable places on Earth. Need a beginners guide to reindeer husbandry? Start here.

News & Updates

Seasons Greetings To All Friends of Reindeer Herding!
December 20, 2014 • Philip Burgess
Effects of Reindeer Grazing on the Tundra Examined
December 17, 2014 • Philip Burgess
Reindeer herders in Russia have a chance to get education!
December 16, 2014 • Alena Gerasimova