The Yamal Union of Reindeer Herders called conditions of development of the branch
15:23 25 февраля 2019
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Reindeer husbandry of Yamal is currently at the turning point, transfer to new state according to the development scenario. It was stated by the chairman of the Board of the Yamal Union of Reindeer Herders Stepan Vanuito at the first meeting of the Board this year. He notes that the dialogue on the future of reindeer husbandry lasts during several years, and the interested sides accumulated sufficient potential of knowledge and practical solutions.
The idea of development of taiga reindeer husbandry was supported at the meeting. But as it is noted, it needs to solve issues of legal and normative support of fenced reindeer husbandry in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. In particular, issues requiring additional study were mentioned. They include use of forests in construction of fences and use of reindeer pastures located on lands of the forest fund and undistributed reserve lands. There is a need to transfer lands from one category to another and to transfer such lands to legal entities and individuals from indigenous peoples of the North. According to representatives of the public organization, the authorities need to define free lands, to provide financial and legal, scientific support of taiga reindeer husbandry. The executive director of the Yamal Union of Reindeer Herders Timur Akchurin told a correspondent of the news agency “Sever-Press” about it.
Also, the representatives of the management board underline the necessity to adopt the regional legislative initiative to define status of private reindeer herders living exclusively on income from sale of reindeer-herding products and not receiving regional and federal subsidies to conduct reindeer-herding activities. The participants of the meeting agreed with the variant to transform households of private reindeer herders into peasant farm holdings. As for representatives of communities, according to Stepan Vanuito, they need to be given the status of agricultural producers.
The chairman of the board proposed to develop and to approve the Concept of preservation and development of reindeer husbandry in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug till 2030 at the legislative level for long-term development of the branch.