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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 (Assn WRH). This site will take you on a circum-Arctic tour of reindeer and people, a connection that is strong, ancient and profound. From the 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


Rášša project meeting in Kautokeino

Rášša project meeting in Kautokeino

Last week participants of the Rášša project: Governing, producing, and negotiating reindeer landscapes – towards fair and sustainable use of land gathered in Kautokeino for a 2 days’ workshop. 

March 23, 2023

Indigenous youth occupy Norwegian energy office to protest illegal wind farm

Indigenous youth occupy Norwegian energy office to protest illegal wind farm

"We cannot be sacrificed in the name of the green transition." 

Indigenous Sámi youth and dozens of environmental activists in Oslo, Norway shut down the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy on Monday, with many chaining themselves to the building. The action is part of a human rights campaign that demands the Norwegian government close an onshore wind energy complex that the country’s supreme court says was built illegally in Sámi territory. 

March 1, 2023

New GEF project on Reindeer Herding and Resilience at

New GEF project on Reindeer Herding and Resilience at

Last week ICR and WRH had the startup meeting in UN environment in Geneva with director Ersin Ersen to develop a new global management of landscapes and pastures. The management of reindeer pastures globally is broken and have to be fixed. All available knowldge also female reindeer herders traditional knowledge will be used in the new four years GEF project: Reindeer Herding and Resilience

February 27, 2023

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