Yamal plans to allocate more than 30 million rubles to eliminate critical emergency around reindeer loss

February 26, 2014 • Alena GerasimovaBlog, Challenges, ICR/WRH, Reindeer

Yamal reindeer loss 2014District Department of Agriculture, Trade and Food prepared and submitted for approval to the governor’s office draft decree “On the allocation of the emergency reserve fund of the Yamal autonomous district’s government”.  The project prioritized events for elimination of critical emergency, related to the loss of reindeer, and sum of expenses. According to operative data, the number of dead reindeer is now about 15 thousand.

On the basis of the represented needs of municipalities for the elimination of critical emergency  from the reserve fund there will be allocated 31,590 million rubles.

Reindeer herders also will be supported with financial support. There also will be providing with carbohydrate-vitamin-mineral supplements, feed concentrates, as well as fuel, purchase of veterinary medicines and firewood for reindeer herders in remote areas.

In order to exclude such situations in future there was recommended to create own reserve supplies for animal protection.

Department experts assure that the price of reindeer meat is still stable. According to them, the situation with loss of animals will not affect relationships with German and Finnish partners.  Commitments on export deliveries of reindeer meat will be performed, since the main part was slaughtered in December.  All the necessary amount of reindeer meat for both internal and external markets is completely prepared.

Source: Север-Пресс