Reindeer husbandry

Sudden weather changes, shifting of the seasons and increased unpredictability are some of the effects caused by climate change. These effects pose major challenges for reindeer herding, both now and in the future.

The risks appear most clearly in the winter and are not solely linked to a slow warming but also to extreme weather events.

Climate change means that reindeer herders need to have greater flexibility and access to several different types of pastures and times for movements and slaughter changes.

In order to meet the climate challenge, enhanced possibilities for action in other areas are required - for example, influence over competing land use and issues regarding predatory animals. The indirect adaption and improved opportunities for collaboration with other stakeholders will be a key issue for the reindeer industry.