As a part of Finnish-Russian project a collection of wild forest reindeer related communications material was prepared, including a video clip, Powerpoint presentation, brochure, circulating photo exhibition and an action plan. All materials are in Finnish, Russian and English.
Video (10 minutes)
The wild forest reindeer video a short presentation of the life of forest reindeer. In addition it's available for viewing for e.g. in the Nature Centers of Metsähallitus.
Paper brochure is a brief overview about the wild forest reindeer including an illustrative map about the life of wild forest reindeer. Brochure is distributed from the Nature Centers and other resorts in the wild forest reindeer distribution area. Brochures can be ordered from the Petola Visitor Centre (Kuhmo, Finland).
Circulating photo exhibition
The plan of action
The final product of the Finnish-Russian wild forest reindeer project is a plan of action for wild forest reindeer, compiling the key findings of the project, and describing the essential information gaps and future needs in population management in Karelia and Kainuu. The plan of action is available in Finnish, Russian and English.
Wild forest reindeer
Latin name: Rangifer tarandus fennicus, a wild "cousin" of the reindeer
Range and numbers:
In Finland, 700 individuals in Kainuu and 1,250 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)