nomadic families

Nomadic kindergarten is created for the children of reindeer herders

June 25, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

Фото: globallookpress

About 20 children will not part with their parents and spend time in kindergarten as early as August 1.

The reindeer herders of the two brigades of the “Nenets community” Kanin ” will be able to visit the nomadic kindergarten directly in the tundra from August 1, without separating from their parents. In addition to the standard set of skills for the preschool institution, the children will have the opportunity to communicate in their native language and get to know the culture of their people.

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Most of reindeer will die in Yamal: the authorities of the region announced a rescue plan

April 23, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

According to URA.RU, Yamal reindeer herdingо will face a major decline in the next ten years. This conclusion was made by scientists after geobotanical studies conducted in the Yamalskiy and Tazovskiy districts. Due to the impoverishment of the food base, reindeer will soon have nothing to eat. These dates were announced at a closed meeting by the first deputy governor of Yamal – Alexei Sitnikov. 

Sitnikov said that Yamal is threatened with the same thing that happened in Alaska in the 1930s. For 10 years because of hunger, the number of reindeer decreased from 600 thousand to 20 thousand animals. Yamal, with 760 ooo grazing reindeer,  is now facing a similar problem. Last year’s experiment to increase slaughtering capacities has failed. A detailed study showed that the number of reindeer in each individual family is below the necessary norm and herders simply can not  send animals for slaughter. The root of the problem lies in the number of families leading the traditional nomadic way of life. There are more than 3370 such families in Yamal. To solve the problem, no less than two thousand families need to be moved to towns and villages. At the moment this is impossible.

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