|ICR Meets Mongolian President and Reindeer Herders|
|Written by Philip Burgess|
|Tuesday, 23 October 2012 15:45|
The International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry had good reason to meet with the delegation as ICR is a key partner in an innovative project entitled Nomadic Herders which was born in 2010 and is a joint initiative by UNEP/GRID-Arendal, the Association of World Reindeer Herders and the UArctic EALAT Institute at the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry.
The project is also part of the United Nation Environment Programme's (UNEP) work on Ecosystem-based Adaptation and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project builds on the results and experiences from the International Polar Year EALAT project on climate change adaptation in reindeer husbandry.
On 8 October, the Nomadic Herders' project (www.nomadicherders.org) launched the Mongolian edition of the 2012 UNEP "Changing Taiga: Challenges to Mongolia's Reindeer Herders" report, which highlights some of the main environmental issues and challenges facing the countries' last remaining reindeer herders.
The report was presented to Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia, by Mrs. Mrs.Rigmor Aasrud, Minister of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs of Norway, at a seminar on the future of reindeer husbandry held in conjunction with the Mongolia - Norway Business Forum at the Grand Hotel, Oslo.
The report is available at: http://www.grida.no/publications/pot/changing-taiga
Nomadic Herders website: http://www.nomadicherders.org/
The President of Mongolia is given a copy of the report"Changing Taiga: Challenges to Mongolia's Reindeer Herders" by Johan Mathis Turi and Anders Oskal
Pic: Kathrine Johnsen
GRID Arendal, ICR Activities, Mongolia, UNEP, WRH