Pictures of Mongolia's Reindeer People

Mongolian Reindeer Pictures: Dukha Boy with Squirrel Skins from Hunt
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Wildlife biologist Kirk Olson takes a blood sample from a reindeer with the help of some local people. Olson accompanied anthropologist Hamid Sadar on a journey to Mongolia, helping to identify the cause of the reindeer population decline.

Both Sadar and Olson believe the primary causes of the herds decline are societal pressures emerging from the remnants of communism in Mongolia and increasing commercial pressures on the northern forest.

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Photo gallery by Chelsea Lane-Miller
Photograph copyright Hamid Sardar
 
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