Reindeer Herders Under Threat

Living on Earth

The Nenets, reindeer herders in Russia’s frozen arctic, depend on their animals for survival. They employ every part of the deer. But their way of life is now under threat: their territory sits on one of the largest reserves of natural gas in the world and a gas pipeline under construction poses immense problems for the Nenets and their herds. William Gasperini reports.

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