Reindeer Population In Mongolia Reaches 2,396

Reindeer Population In Mongolia Reaches 2,396

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia, Feb 24 (NNN-MONGOLIA WEB) – The reindeer population in Mongolia reached 2,396 at the end of 2018, increasing by 167 heads, compared to the previous year, the country’s National Statistics Office (NSO) said Sunday.

There were more than 2,000 reindeer in Mongolia during the 1970’s. However, the number dropped to 926 at the end of 2007, since reindeer herders had to butcher and sell their reindeer, due to the lack of sustainable income sources, bringing the animal to the brink of extinction.

According to the NSO, the government of Mongolia has taken measures, to improve the herders’ living standards, by promoting tourism, bringing the number of reindeer back to 2,000 in 2016, since which, the reindeer population has been growing continuously.– NNN-MONGOLIA WEB


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