Fenced reindeer husbandry. Nomads of Yamal are looking closely at taiga
16:16 24 апреля 2019
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The regional coordinator of the party’s project “Rossiyskoye Selo” (Russian rural areas) Timur Akchurin discussed the issue of development of taiga reindeer husbandry with the head of the peasant farm holding in Krasnoselkoup district Panteley Rokin.
According to Timur Akchurin, the farmer has experience to pasture reindeer in conditions of taiga. In the beginning of 1960-s his grandfather and uncle were sent with their reindeer herds from Nadymskiy district to raise and develop Selkoup reindeer husbandry and reached high production indexes significant not only for the district but also for the whole region. The sides agreed together to develop taiga reindeer husbandry on the territory of Krasnoselkoup district.
“I think that the district has big potential for this aim, as there are pastures in the taiga-forest area”, Timur Akchurin underlined. “It needs to purchase reindeer from other municipalities of Yamal to preserve and support traditional way of life of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North on the territory of Krasnoselkoup district. I think that today it needs to restore taiga reindeer husbandry and thus to keep the unique type of the branch”.
The letter addressed to the director of the department of natural resource regulation, forest relations and development of oil and gas complex of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug on securing of the forest area for agriculture, to be more exact, reindeer husbandry on terms of the lease arrangement was prepared for the peasant farm holding of Panteley Rokin at support of the party and the Yamal Union of reindeer herders.
The analogous letter was prepared for the head of the peasant farm holding from Yamalskiy district Vladimir Slepushkin, who plans to develop fenced reindeer husbandry on the territory of Nadymskiy district.
The representatives of the public organization helped the family community “Syadey-Yakhinskaya” to develop the business-project on development of fenced reindeer husbandry in the south of Tazovskiy district. In the opinion of Timur Akchurin, it is expedient to create ethnic cultural-recreation and tourist centers on the basis of reindeer-herding farms.