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Western Siberia High North reindeer pastures as ecosystems will be restored

In Salekhard, the capital of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, a regular meeting of the YamalEcology regional public fund for the restoration of pastures of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District was held, chaired by the chairman of the board of trustees, president of the Association “World Reindeer Herders” Sergei Kharyuchi.
Considered the implementation and prospects of the project called “Restoration of disturbed ecosystems of reindeer pastures in the territory of Yamal district of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area”.

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“The project aims at stabilizing the temperature regime, slowing down erosion processes, strengthening biological and epizootic safety in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, improving the socio-economic wellbeing of the indigenous peoples of the North living in the Autonomous Area and strengthening the food security of the area. Also, the implementation of the project will provide employment for the local population.
While fuel and energy companies are reclaiming land, the agricultural lands continue to be affected by the degradation caused by global climate change.
I believe that this project is vital, as it is aimed at the preservation and restoration of reindeer pastures. Without pastures there will be no reindeer, and without reindeer there will be no reindeer herder. The reindeer is a strategic resource of the country and an indicator of the state of the environment in the Arctic.

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In the future, I believe that this project should be replicated in all regions of the Russian Federation that are part of the Arctic zone of Russia,” said Timur Akchurin, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District’s regional public fund for the restoration of grazing lands, YamalEcology.
For the first time, this socially important project of grassland restoration in the tundra zone, in the areas disturbed by sand blasts, was tested on the territory of the Yamal municipality.

From the Russian sources of the “Arctic Partnerships”.

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