Nenets Girls

Two Nenets girls peer at strange visitors through a mosquito net covering their chum's entrance. Whether the Nenets can retain the nomadic traditions of their ancestors will be determined by the exploitation of resources and climate change. Both change the landscape and prevent their ability to migrate freely. Their nomadic way of life with reindeer has a history longer than a millennia and the Nenets are the only remaining Nomadic herders left in the world. During recent years their reindeers pasture area has decreased and the landscape has become unpredictable and dangerous as the permafrost melts.

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Two Nenets girls peer at strange visitors through a mosquito net covering their chum's entrance. Whether the Nenets can retain the nomadic traditions of their ancestors will be determined by the exploitation of resources and climate change.  Both change the landscape and prevent their ability to migrate freely. Their nomadic way of life with reindeer has a history longer than a millennia and the Nenets are the only remaining Nomadic herders left in the world. During recent years their reindeers pasture area has decreased and the landscape has become unpredictable and dangerous as the [tag permafrost permafrost] melts.
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