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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

News

China's last reindeer-raising tribe seeks more space

China's last reindeer-raising tribe seeks more space

Du Mingyan, 45, is a member of the Ewenkis, the last reindeer-raising tribe in China. 

Reindeer, listed as a vulnerable species by the IUCN, are mainly semi-domesticated in China. Most of the Ewenki people still live a half-nomadic life, the deer having been domesticated by older Ewenkis for transportation. 

May 26, 2020

Reindeer Herding news

Оленеводство будут развивать на Сахалине

Финансирование оленеводческих хозяйств на Сахалине будет осуществляться в рамках государственной программы развития сельских территорий, инициированной президентом Владимиром Путиным.

May 25, 2020

Nenets PhD. Candidate Zoia Vylka-Ravna will defend her doctoral dissertation

Nenets PhD. Candidate Zoia Vylka-Ravna will defend her doctoral dissertation

Youth of the YaNAO possess all the components of T/IK, including such complex components as, for example, the tanning of hides, knowledge of sacred places.

May 12, 2020

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