Conservation Threatens Ruin for Mongolia's Dukha Reindeer Herders

"One of the world’s smallest ethnic groups is finding its cultural traditions on the wrong side of Mongolian law, putting its very existence in peril.

"TENGIS SHISHGED NATIONAL PARK -- In the Mongolian taiga, or snow forest, a few kilometres from the Russian border, a group of 250 reindeer herders preserve their traditions with care. They dwell, as their ancestors did, in the forest, where they live by hunting, gathering and drinking the milk of their animals. But the creation of a protected area to preserve the wild environment may threaten their survival."

Marine Gauthier and Riccardo Pravettoni report for the Guardian August 28, 2016.

Source: Guardian, 08/29/2016