|EALAT Information - A Return to Topolinoe, Sakha Yakutia|
|Written by Philip Burgess|
|Thursday, 24 April 2008 01:00|
The fourth EALAT Information seminar recently wrapped up in Topolinoe, in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Located 800 km NE of the regions capital Yakutsk in the Verkhoyansky mountains, better known by many as the coldest place in the Arctic. The theme of the EALAT Information workshops are traditional knowledge, loss of pastures and climate change.
Sakha(Yakutia) is one of world's greatest regions of reindeer husbandry, practiced primarily by Eveny people, but also by others. The region is also central to the beginning of international cooperation between reindeer herders and the establishment of the Association of World Reindeer Herders as a delegation from NBR-NRL, the Sami Reindeer Herders Assn of Norway visited there in 1990, two of whom were part of this visit in 2008: Johan Mathis Turi and Svein Mathiesen.
EALAT Information, Eveny, Loss of pastures, Sakha (Yakutia), Topolinoe