The seminar is organized by the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (RKTL), Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Reindeer Herders' Association, Finland and Sámi Educational Centre in Inari, Finland.
This seminar is second in the line of Nordic reindeer husbandry seminars organised in the framework of NJF (Nordic Association of Agricultural Sciences). The organiser of the seminar is a recently established Reindeer Husbandry Section at the NJF (http://www.njf.nu/site/redirect.asp?p=3926), promoting research on reindeer husbandry related issues in the Nordic countries.).
The main focus of the meeting is on issues related to reindeer herding and land use questions in the Nordic reindeer herding area.
The aim is to discuss reindeer herding and land use activities at different levels, and to figure out frames not only for sustainable reindeer husbandry but also for sustainable co-management of land use between different interest groups in the Nordic countries, including reindeer herding areas.
Also other topics related to reindeer ecology and welfare and cultural and social questions related to reindeer herding are handled.