Wild reindeer of the Kamchatka Peninsula - past, present, and future

  • Vladimir Mosolov
Keywords: commercial hunting, industrial development, Kronotsky Reserve, Rangifer

Abstract

A unique subspecies of wild reindeer (Rangifer tarandus phylarchus Hollister) that is endemic to the Kamchatka Peninsula has been declining in number since the 1950s due to commercial hunting, increasing industrial development and competition with domestic reindeer. The largest remaining herd of wild reindeer occurs in the Kronotsky Reserve in northeastern Kamchatka, and the reserve is now critical to the preservation of this subspecies of reindeer.
Published
1996-01-01
How to Cite
MosolovV. (1996). Wild reindeer of the Kamchatka Peninsula - past, present, and future. Rangifer, 16(4), 385-386. https://doi.org/10.7557/2.16.4.1282
Section
Brief communications