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
Latest scientific update on rapid changes in the Arctic and effects on indigenous reindeer herders: Reindeer Husbandry Adaptation to the Changing Arctic, Volume 1 is one of the winners in the category D24 CLIMATE & FOOD, today at the 28TH GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS 2023 in Umea, Sweden.
May 27, 2023
Report of the RIEVDAN project 2016-2022 led by Sámi allaskuvla and International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry is available for download. This final report from Rievdan research project to Research Council of Norway was prepared by the researchers and the professional team of the research project: Prof. Svein D. Mathiesen, Dir. Anders Oskal, Ass. prof Inger Marie Gaup Eira, Ass. prof. Ravdna Biret Marja Eira Sara, Ass. prof. Marina Tonkopeva.
May 21, 2023
EU-PolarNet workshop organized by International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry with a topic Sápmi as Homeland: Co-designing Future Research with Indigenous Rights Holders, prioritizing future research and giving a direction for new ethical guidelines for research activities
May 15, 2023
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