Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Reindeer-Herd-in-Yamal-27MZIFJ6RY2VB.htmlConceptually similarReindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VXBCompleted★★★★Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VY7Completed★★★★Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VZ2Completed★★★★Marking Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VK4Completed★★★★Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VX5Completed★★★★Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VXECompleted★★★★Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VZTCompleted★★★★★★Herding Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VKCCompleted★★★★Herding Reindeer in Yamal PeninsulaGP01VKDCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STPJ9RReindeer Herd in YamalLate night Reindeer herding. The mosquitos are so many in Yamal summer through the day that the tribe works and plays through the night when the mosquitos are less intense.Approximately 160kms North of Yarsale and near the beginning of the Urabay River. We are the first tourists to ever stay with the tribe. The tribe of 11 families has approximately 2000 reindeers, about 200 for each family.Locations:Russia-Siberia-Yamal Peninsula-Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug-Yar-SaleDate:25 Jul, 2009Credit:© Will Rose / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change-Climate change impacts-Herds-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Permafrost melt-Reindeer-Silhouettes-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.