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
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. The article is published in this year’s UArctic Shared Voices magazine.
July 3, 2020
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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