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Conference abstract, 2009

Reindeer husbandry in a climate change

Lundqvist, Henrik; Danell, Öje


A questionnaire study on reindeer husbandry and climate change was performed to achieve the thoughts, concerns and conclusion of people with local knowledge working in the husbandry. The questionnaire consisted of climate scenario maps with weather variables relevant to the reindeer husbandry and was sent to 64 persons involved in reindeer herding from all parts of the Swedish reindeer herding area. They were asked to give personal reflections and predictions of the local conditions and how climate change would affect their local reindeer husbandry and prerequisites based on the given climate projections. In addition, there was room for the respondents to define local requirements for a continuously sustainable husbandry based on the presumed changes. The reindeer herding are was divided into 7 climate zones and a summary of the predicted climate changes for each area and excerpts from the questionnaire response and the climate scenario maps are presented in the poster

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NOR 2009 - 15th Nordic Conference on Reindeer and Reindeer Husbandry Research

Authors' information

Lundqvist, Henrik
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Nutrition and Management
Danell, Öje
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Unit of Reindeer Husbandry

UKÄ Subject classification

Animal and Dairy Science
Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
Veterinary Science

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