Impacts of wind power infrastructure development on semi-domesticated reindeer and reindeer husbandry

Journal Article

Title: Impacts of wind power infrastructure development on semi-domesticated reindeer and reindeer husbandry
Publication Date:
July 08, 2016
Pages: 74
Publisher: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
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Skarin, A.; Sandström, P.; Alam, M.; Buhot, Y.; Nellemann, C. (2016). Impacts of wind power infrastructure development on semi-domesticated reindeer and reindeer husbandry., 74.
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This report is in Swedish

 

A surge in wind power development and associated road and powerline infrastructure is currently taking place worldwide. In Sweden and Fennoscandia, plans of large-scale wind power mill farms counting several hunderd windmills and their associated infrastructure of roads and power-lines are being implemented. In this report we describe how wind farms not only during construction, but also during operational phases impact reindeer and reindeer husbandry. Reindeer behaviour in relation to wind farms were studied in three different study areas in Västerbotten County in northern Sweden. In the Malå reindeer herding community the effects of Storliden and Jokkmokkliden wind farms were assessed during the calving and sum-mer grazing period. In Vilhelmina Norra reindeer herding community, use of the winter grazing range around Stor-Rotliden wind farm was studied. Finally, the use of the Lögdeålandets winter grazing range by reindeer from the Byrkije reindeer herding community from Norway was assessed in rela-tion to the Gabrielbergets wind farm.

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