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Climate change threatens reindeer herders’ way of life in Mongolia’s north, and yields clues to their past

Snow and ice used to stay frozen all summer in Mongolia’s boreal forest, and nomadic herders’ reindeer rely on them to keep cool. Now the ice patches are melting, and archaeologists are racing to preserve the artefacts melting reveals.

17 Aug 2019 - 5:33PM

Snow and ice used to stay frozen all summer in Mongolia’s boreal forest, and nomadic herders’ reindeer rely on them to keep cool. Now the ice patches are melting, and archaeologists are racing to preserve the artefacts melting reveals.

Climate change threatens reindeer herders’ way of life in Mongolia’s north, and yields clues to their past
Revival of hunting with eagles gathers pace in Mongolia as festivals draw more tourists to witness ancient sport

The 6,000-year-old tradition of eagle hunting among Mongolia’s Kazakh minority had almost died out 20 years ago. The launch of festivals gave it a new lease of life, and a recent film about the sport raised its international profile

7 Mar 2018 - 8:32PM

The 6,000-year-old tradition of eagle hunting among Mongolia’s Kazakh minority had almost died out 20 years ago. The launch of festivals gave it a new lease of life, and a recent film about the sport raised its international profile

Revival of hunting with eagles gathers pace in Mongolia as festivals draw more tourists to witness ancient sport