Organization of the Reindeer Husbandry in Finland

  • Jouni Filppa
Keywords: Finland, reindeer husbandry


Reindeer husbandry is practised in the northern parts of Finland in a region that comprises almost all of the Province of Lapland and parts of the Province of Oulu and covers a good third of the Finnish surface. It is governed by the herding co-operative system. Each reindeer owner is a member of a herding co-operative, and the member's respective rights and responsibilities are determined on the basis of the number of reindeer owned by him. The 56 reindeer herding co-operatives have defined borders as well as different surfaces and reindeer volumes. All herding co-operatives are members of the Association of Herding Co-operatives
How to Cite
FilppaJ. (2011). Organization of the Reindeer Husbandry in Finland. Rangifer, 19(4), 41-48.

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