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Welcome to the pages of the wild forest reindeer! These pages provide a comprehensive way to explore questions about wild forest reindeer and their species. Click on the map above and its links to access pages. You can also access pages from the top menu links.

The site has been made as part of the wild forest reindeer project, partly financed by the Karelia ENPI CBC Programme. The site has been cooperatively prepared by Metsähallitus, the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (RKTL) and the Institute of Biology at the Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Maintained by Metsähallitus.

This website has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union,

the Republic of Finland and the Russian Federation

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Wild forest reindeer

Latin name: Rangifer tarandus fennicus, a wild "cousin" of the reindeer

Range and numbers:

In Finland, 750 individuals in Kainuu and 1,450-1,500 in Suomenselkä

In Russian Karelia up to 2,400, with an estimated 1,500 in Arkhangelsk and 2,500 in Kom (the question of the taxonomic status of wild reindeer of Arkhangelsk province and Komi Republic is open and requires special research). See range map.

Conservation status in Finland: Near Threatened (NT)