Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Indigenous-Nenet-Girl-in-Yamal-Peninsula-27MZIFLQHW02.htmlConceptually similarIndigenous Nenet Girl in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VL5Completed★★★★★★Indigenous Nenet Boy in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VL2Completed★★★★Reindeer Herder in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VLSCompleted★★★★Reindeer Herder in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VLUCompleted★★★★Indigenous Nenets Children in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VL3Completed★★★★★★Permafrost Subsidence in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VKZCompleted★★★★★★Reindeer Herder in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VLRCompleted★★★★Reindeer Herders in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VLWCompleted★★★★Reindeer Herder in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VM4Completed★★★★View AllGP01VL4Indigenous Nenet Girl in Yamal PeninsulaSveta Vanuyto, an indigenous Nenet girl from a small family who doesn't own and herd reindeer. They live instead in a more permanently based settlement and to support themselves they depend on fresh fish and on the help from relatives in larger tribes. The entire region where they live is under heavy threat from global warming as temperatures increase and Russia’s ancient permafrost melts.Locations:Russia-Siberia-Yamal PeninsulaDate:30 Jul, 2009Credit:© Will Rose / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change-Climate change impacts-Faces-Headshots-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Nenets-One person-Outdoors-Permafrost melt-Portraits-Puppies-Sunsets-Young animalsShoot:Climate Voices from RussiaThe Yamal peninsula, a remote region of north-west Siberia, is under serious threat from climate change as Russia’s ancient permafrost melts. It is one of the world's last great wildernesses and home for the indigenous Nenets people where they have herded their reindeer for 1000 years. Traditionally the Nenets travel across the frozen Ob river in November and set up camp in the southern forests. These days this annual winter pilgrimage is delayed. Herders say that the peninsula's weather is increasingly unpredictable, with unseasonal snowstorms in May, and milder longer autumns. In winter temperatures used to go down to -50C, now they are typically -30C. The snow is melting sooner, quicker and faster than before. Scientists are extremely concerned that if the global temperatures continues to climb, millions of tonnes of methane locked in the permafrost will be released. A ticking time bomb, a tipping point that will accelerate climate change to irreversible levels.