“At the same time, due to addtitional feeding of reindeer with concentrated feed and salt, it was possible to preserve the population of the main herd of reindeer in the republic,” said Solodov.
Cosmetics from reindeer antlers
According to Solodov, the main task of the authorities is to stop the reduction and to ensure the stability of reindeer numbers. “The next step is to increase the depth and innovativeness of processing reindeer products. It is necessary to increase sales of meat, hides, camus, and antlers processing,” said the head of the regional government, noting that the industry has a high export potential. Solodov added that the authorities of Yakutia, together with partners from South Korea, are planning to open a laboratory in Yakutsk to study the properties of reindeer antlers for the production of cosmetic products.
Yakutia is one of the leading reindeer herding regions in Russia in terms of the population of northern domestic reindeer. It makes up about 40% of the reindeer population in the Far Eastern Federal Circle and 8% of the reindeer population in Russia.