WWF welcomes Taimyr initiative on wild reindeer conservation
According to local media reports, the Taimyr "deputies expressed concern about the decline in the population of wild reindeer in the territory. The negative dynamics, in the general opinion, is associated both with objective factors - climate change and change of migration routes, depletion of the pasture's forage base, and human influence - barbaric hunting methods and violation of hunting terms".
During the meeting, deputies suggested reduction of the allowable wild reindeer withdrawal rate from 15% to 10% of the livestock population, conducting a general count of the Taimyr population, shortening hunting periods and increasing fines for cutting antlers, equating it to cruelty to animals
In October this year another working meeting was held in Krasnoyarsk at the initiative of WWF-Russia. It resulted in the establishment of a working group, which included the heads of environmental ministries and departments of the Krasnoyarsk Region and Yakutia, representatives of nature protected areas, practical and academic science, indigenous peoples of the North, deputies of the district councils of Evenkia and Taimyr, environmental NGOs. The resolution of the meeting can be found in the attached document (in Russian).