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
Wild forest reindeer
Scientific name: Rangifer tarandus fennicus
Range and numbers:
In Finland, 800 individuals in Kainuu, 2000 individuals in Suomenselkä and about 20 individuals in Seitseminen and Lauhanvuori National Parks (reintroduced populations).
In Russian Karelia up to 2,400. See range map.
Conservation status in Finland (2019): Near Threatened (NT)