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EALAT- Aween Chukotka Workshop - Success!
Written by Philip Burgess   
Monday, 10 March 2008 01:00
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A very successful EALAT Information IPY seminar has just wrapped up in Anadyr, the capital of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, in Russia’s far East. Attended by over 40 people, the Sami delegation included EALAT IPY research project leader Svein Mathiesen, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry Director, Anders Oskal, Sámi student Anne Marja Magga and ICR Reindeer Portal project manager Philip Burgess.


A large region (737,700 km²  - two times the size of Norway), though sparsely populated (55,000 in 2004), Chukotka is one of world’s greatest regions of reindeer husbandry, though one which has experienced severe upheaval in the 1990’s when herd numbers fell from over half a million to about 100,000. Their current level is around 170,000 animals.

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Anadyr, Chukotka, EALAT Information, SDWG
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