Traditions and Modern Technology meet in the Reindeer Herding

Reindeer herding is still following decades and centuries old traditions. Like the rest of the society, herding develops constantly and acquires new technology.

There are GPS/GSM collars that give geographical information on the location of the reindeer. The death collars give information about the location of the reindeer that have been killed by large carnivores.

Traffic accidents with reindeer are sought to diminish with smart phone application.

In addition, there is real time information for hunters on the reindeer herding work taking place in different parts of the reindeer husbandry area. www.porotyot.fi (in Finnish).

 

Old methods of the Reindeer Herding

The world changes and reindeer herding has to change with it. There are no options. However, there are different chances on how to carry on the change the best possible way when there is pressure from different directions.