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