Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Nenet-Tepees-in-Yamal-Peninsula-27MZIFJ6RYJ8K.htmlConceptually similarNenet Man in YamalGP0STPJ9QCompleted★★★★Yar-Sale in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VYGCompleted★★★★Yar-Sale Airport in Yamal PeninsulaGP0STQ2IOCompleted★★★★Nenet Tepee in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VK1Completed★★★★Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VX5Completed★★★★Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VXBCompleted★★★★Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VXECompleted★★★★Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VY7Completed★★★★Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VZ2Completed★★★★View AllGP0STPJ9PNenet Tepees in Yamal PeninsulaThe nenets live as nomads. Here family Yaptik´s tribe of 11 families moves on to the next place. Every third or fourth day they change place on the thundra in order to not put too much pressure on the reindeer pasture or fishing lakes. All their belongings are tied on the sledges which is dragged by specially trained male deer.Locations:Russia-Siberia-Yamal Peninsula-Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug-Yar-SaleDate:25 Jul, 2009Credit:© Kajsa Sjölander / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4983px X 3322pxKeywords:Camps-Climate (campaign title)-Clouds-Inspirational-KWCI (GPI)-Nenets-Outdoors-Permafrost melt-Settlements-Silhouettes-Sun-SunsetsShoot: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.