According to a study by the National Statistics Committee, the number of reindeer in Mongolia increased to 2636 by the end of 2019. This is a 240-fold increase over the same period last year.
In Mongolia, the number of reindeer was stable in the late 1970's, but it was reduced to 926 in 2007 because of the meat and antlers production. By 2016, there were 2,000 reindeer in the country.
The reindeer is an endangered species in the Red Book of Mongolia and intensive protection policies have been steadily increasing since 2016.
The Dukha are indigenous nomadic peoples of Mongolia whose traditional activity is reindeer herding. Currently, there are about 90 reindeer herding families are living in the Khovsgol province of Mongolia.
Source: Zindaa , reindeerherding.org
Photo from the daily newspaper "Unuudur"