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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

Can climate adaptation be culturally sustainable in the Arctic?

Can climate adaptation be culturally sustainable in the Arctic?

While ways of reindeer husbandry may be adaptable to the changing climate, intergenerational transmission of Indigenous knowledge can be negatively impacted, according to a Finnish study.

July 6, 2020

A new UArctic article by ICR team about resilience to climate change

A new UArctic article by ICR team about resilience to climate change

A new UArctic article by ICR team about resilience to climate change. The article is published in this year’s UArctic Shared Voices magazine. 

July 3, 2020

Siberia sees highest temperature in 150 years

Siberia sees highest temperature in 150 years

Siberia heatwave: Fears of 'irreversible' permafrost melt as Russian village sees record temperatures.
The 'freaky heatwave' has not come as a surprise to climate scientists who have long warned of the consequences of rising temperatures

June 29, 2020

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