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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


Reindeer Herding news

The Girjas case started in the Swedish Supreme Court today

In 2009 the Girjas Sámi Village and Swedish Sámi National Union (SSR) went to court against the Swedish State to try who has the right to manage small-game hunting and fishing on the reindeer pastures of Girjas Sámi Village in the mountains...

September 2, 2019

Reindeer Herding news

Reindeer Herders in Mongolia Celebrate Reindeer Growth

A cattle census made at the end of 2018 shows that the number of reindeer population of Mongolia increased to 2396. In particular, reindeer herder families in the taiga area of Mongolia whose lives depend on their reindeers...

August 19, 2019

Reindeer Herding news

Book on Arctic Indigenous Peoples Food Systems nominated for Gourmand Awards 2019

Recently published scientific journal Diedut: Arctic Indigenous Peoples Food Systems is one of the results of the RIEVDAN project which was conducted...

June 12, 2019

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