Radio Beacons Will Be Used to Monitor Deer in Yamal

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (YNAO) reindeer herdsman will monitor deer migration using satellite radio beacons.

“Reindeer herders of the Ilebz tribe belonging to the indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North captured wild does in Seyakhinskaya tundra and fixed them with satellite radio beacons. Tracking the migration routes of wild herds is necessary to prevent domestic reindeer drifting away with those herds. Russian Arctic research center will collect satellite data from these monitors and spread it to the Yamal reindeer herders so that they could locate their deer”, the regional government announced.