Heat-stressed reindeer in northern Mongolia. Ice patches they use to cool down no longer stay frozen year round. Photo: S. Nansalmaa

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

  • Nomadic Dukha reindeer herders, used to snow and ice staying frozen all summer in Mongolia’s remote boreal forest, have been badly affected by global warming
  • As they watch the disappearing ice threaten their animals, archaeologists retrieve artefacts the melting lays bare and seek pointers to the Dukhas’ history
Topic |   Mongolia

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Heat-stressed reindeer in northern Mongolia. Ice patches they use to cool down no longer stay frozen year round. Photo: S. Nansalmaa
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