The number of wild reindeer individuals
in Russia has drastically decreased. WWF
and "Snegurochka" joined forces to preserve
deer populations in their habitats
in the Komi Republic and on the Kamchatka Peninsula.
The project “Let's Save the Reindeer Together” was launched in the middle of last year, and already in 2020, received the support of celebrity.
The data obtained will allow the scientists to establish reliable protection of wild reindeer both from poaching and from the other factor of concern.
In the Komi Republic, the research will run in the Yugyd-VA national Park and the Pechora-Ilych reserve.
In parallel, there will be research in the Kronotsky reserve in Kamchatka. It will be the basis for the development of the wild reindeer population restoration programme. As a result, scientists will be able to decide on possible next steps, for example, the establishment of a nursery for breeding the last remaining deer in captivity or trapping and reintroducing wild reindeer from different parts of the range.
1. Pechora-Ilych reserve
2. Yugyd-VA national Park
3. Kronotsky reserve