An anthrax outbreak in the Yamalo-Nenets region in northern Russia in 2016 has been linked to climate change and thawing tundra permafrost. The ongoing Arctic warming underlie a need for improved understanding of response capacities in northern regions. The anthrax outbreak and repercussions of this outbreak is an example that highlights the importance of further knowledge on impacts on socio-ecological systems in northern regions and indigenous populations’ adaptability and coping-mechanisms with regard to the effects of climate change and climate sensitive infections (CSI). ReinCSI focuses on reindeer herders in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and Sápmi. The overall objective is to bring together social and natural scientists and stakeholders (Nenets and Saami) to exchange research findings and experiences, particularly focusing on contributing to a better understanding of adaptions to different climate sensitive diseases.
NIKU – Norsk institutt for kulturminneforsknin
Project manager: Alma Thuestad
Project code: 842018