On the Distribution of Reindeer in the Middle and Northern Urals

On the Distribution of Reindeer in the Middle and Northern Urals Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2001, pp. 58–60. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 1, 2001, pp. 64–66. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2001 by Korytin. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS On the Distribution of Reindeer in the Middle and Northern Urals N. S. Korytin Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia Received January 17, 2000 Key words: reindeer, range, dynamics. The reindeer populations of the Middle and North- basin. In the early 1980s, A.A. Kiselev observed a ern Urals have been declining since the second half of group of 20 reindeer in the basin of this river during the the 19th century (Kirikov, 1966); in northern areas, this aerial census of ungulates. Later, reindeer and evidence process began even earlier, approximately in the 1830s for their presence were found in near the Kuminskoe or 1840s. This is attributed to the intensive develop- Swamp in the upper reaches of the Volchim’ya and ment of domesticated reindeer breeding. In the late Bol’shaya Iksa rivers. According to Shishkin, a small 1930s, the southern boundary of the reindeer range group of no more than 20–30 reindeer may live in near passed along http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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