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.

The wild forest reindeer video (11 min)!


The Powerpoint-presentation contains approximately 30 slides. The content is based on this website. Download presentation in Finnish, Russian or English.


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).

You can even read the brochure here! (pdf 5 MB)

Circulating photo exhibition

The exhibition contains 20 high quality photographs about wild forest reindeer and the information prints. More information available in the exhibition brochure in Finnish, Russian and English.

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.

Info Box

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)