2,654 reindeer to winter in East and West TaigasEnvironment
Khuvsgul /MONTSAME/. The number of reindeer in Khuvsgul aimag continues to increase in recent years. This year, 2,654 reindeer will be wintering in the East and West Taigas of Tsagaannuur soum.
According to the year-end livestock and animal census conducted in 2018, the number of reindeer has reached 2,396. More specifically, while there were only 814 reindeer counted at the year-end livestock and animal census of 2006, the number of reindeer has reached 2,396, which is 3 times more than the amount 12 years ago.
In 2009, the Government of Mongolia allocated funding from the state budget in order to improve the quality of the genes of the animal and imported 12 reindeers from the Tyva Republic of the Russian Federation. Later in 2014, a request was made to the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, and 19 more reindeers were bought, which were presented to the citizens in the East and West Taigas of Khuvsgul aimag. As a result of the works, the income of the Tsaatan (Dukha) people increased, and the gene pool of reindeer, which serve as the main source of income, continued to grow, increasing the likelihood of survival alongside the number of its population each year.