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…, mid September. Description: The Svalbard reindeer (or Spitsbergen reindeer) is the only reindeer species in Svalbard. It is a unique, relatively small subspecies. Both sexes have antlers, but those of the males are bigger. Male reindeer grow their antlers from April to July, shed the bast in August and September and finally the antlers in late autumn, after the breeding season. Females get their antlers in June and carry them until spring… Continue reading

…s in The Journal of Wildlife Management. Unusually large group of reindeer in Krossfjord, an area where reindeer did not exist during decades or even centuries. The key message: the total population of reindeer in Svalbard is now estimated at a good 22,000 animals. The “exact” number is 22,435, with a 95% confidence interval from 21,452 to 23,425. In 2009, the number was still estimated between 10,000 and 11,000. Today’s larger number may… Continue reading

…r years. Well-fed Svalbard reindeer, an endemic subspecies of the reindeer The reindeer have been counted since 1979 on Spitsbergen by the Norwegian Polar Institute and the Sysselmannen – the Governor of Spitsbergen. At that time only 457 reindeer were counted in Adventdalen. It is estimated that a total of 10.000 to 11.000 reindeer live on Spitsbergen. Climate change has variuos effects Up to now, it has been assumed tha… Continue reading

…e whalers introduced Norwegian reindeer to South Georgia. But there, they were killed off some years ago. A stock was, however, preserved in the Falkland Islands. So the simple truth is: Santa Claus’ reindeer come from the Falkland Islands! And so does probably the man himself, as he has to take care of his reindeer also the rest of the year, doesn’t he? Happy Christmas!… Continue reading

…tic splitting and accordingly an increased gene pool especially for tundra reindeer. Those reindeer living in woodlands may in contrast have experienced a reduction of their genetic diversity during ice sheet growth, when their habitat was reduced in area and populations moved together. Especially tundra reindeer may accordingly be quite well suited to adapt to climate and habitat changes. In the past, they have shown an amazing ability to survive… Continue reading

…can pull the sledge heavily packed with gifts is questionable. Because the reindeer on Spitzbergen are getting thinner! The subspecies – the Svalbard reindeer – is already somewhat smaller than their relatives on the mainland. 135 animals were weighed by the researcher Steve “Mister Reindeer” Albon from the James Hutton Institute in Scotland since 1994 every year in April. Rudolph Normalrentier lost seven kilos during this period. Reason is that t… Continue reading

…s you realise that the big furry animal just in front of you is actually a reindeer, it is a bit of a relief which feels quite good. Reindeer in Longyearbyen. There is a lot going on in Longyearbyen in terms of culture, education and science. In January, there is the Svalbardseminar. Experts of various fields offer presentations to tell the public about their field of knowledge. These presentations are usually in Norwegian, hence not an attraction… Continue reading

…n might have exposed the vegetation completely. Since the beginning of the reindeer survey in Adventdalen in 1979 there were always natural variations registered. An increase in population can lead to overgrazing in the next year, an effect that would be accelerated under unfavorable climatic conditions. After a strong population growth in the last two years the scientists therefore expect a stronger decline next winter. Reindeers in Adventdalen S… Continue reading

…began in 1979. Reseachers of the Norwegian Polar Institute counted about 1200 animals including 300 calves. Thereby the number of reindeers increased about 250 exemplars in comparison to last year. On the one hand this could be explained due to warmer sommers that allow reindeers to accumulate a thick layer of fat, which is their energy source for the winter. On the other hand reindeer population varies from year to year. One year with a low coun… Continue reading

…ndra was covered with a layer of ice, which made access to food difficult. In April 2008, the animals were on average 21 % less in weight than normal, and only 10 % of the adult females had calves in June. Strong annual fluctuations of the reindeer population are natural and quite normal in Spitsbergen. The population can quickly recover in good years, although it may become exctinct locally. Not doing great: Spitsbergen reindeer in De Geerdalen (… Continue reading

…decreased slightly (about 1 kg). 2012 is likely to become the fourth bad year for reindeer since the beginning of the observations, which include population surveys and the examination of reindeer jaws which are delivered by hunters. Spitsbergen-reindeer: larger population, thinner individuals since 1994. Source: Norwegian Polar Institute… Continue reading

…in good shape. This raises the question if the observed behaviour is really as rare as assumed (although this was not the very first observation of its kind) or if it is more common. Should it turn out that polar bears are actually able to catch reindeer, then this might be an advantage for the bears in case their main habitat, the drift ice, continues to shrink due to climate change. Polar bear on land: prefers reindeer over stones. Source: Tomm… Continue reading

…s broken, and the police did accordingly not have a choice but to kill the reindeer on the spot. There are almost always some reindeer somewhere in Longyearbyen, and they are usually not afraid of people or moving vehicles and they don’t watch out for cars before crossing roads. Drivers therefore have to take great care, especially at times of darkness. Way 500 is the “main street” between the centre and the river. Most streets in Longyearbyen do… Continue reading

…ne half and the third one has got the full set of antlers! The photo shows reindeer in a winter environment at Diabasodden in Sassenfjord. In the early winter, reindeer have got their fat reserves, next to the meagre vegetation that is mostly hidden under snow. Later, when the fat reserves are used up and the tundra is still under snow and ice, the risk from starvation will increase strongly. Spitsbergen-Calendar 2018: November. A group of Spitsbe… Continue reading

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…ice and started to pull the boats over the ice as planned, but without the reindeer, which had been left behind in the Sorgfjord due to space limitations. Despite of very hard work, they made only very slow progress and turned back at 82°40’N. Parry had realised that an unfriendly current pushed the ice to the south, making any attempt to walk over the ice to the north impossible. This was indeed a discovery, the importance of which can hardly be… Continue reading

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