Dec 042017
 
More than 100 reindeer killed by freight trains in Norway 'bloodbath'

More than 100 reindeer have been killed by freight trains in northern Norway in the past days in what has been called a senseless tragedy. One train killed 65 deer on a track on Saturday while 41 died between Wednesday and Friday, the public broadcaster NRK reported late on Sunday. “I’m so angry that I’m […]

Dec 202016
 
Reindeer shrink as climate change in Arctic puts their food on ice

Reindeer are shrinking on an Arctic island near the north pole as a result of climate change that has curbed the amount of winter food available to the animals, scientists said on Monday. The average weight of adult reindeer on Svalbard, a chain of islands north of Norway, fell from 55kg (121lb) to 48kg (106lb) […]

Sep 102016
 
More than 300 reindeer killed by lightning in Norway

A lightning strike killed more than 300 reindeer in Norway’s Hardangervidda region last Friday. At their last count, officials of the Norwegian Environment Agency reported the death of a herd of 323 reindeer of both sexes, including 70 calves. Five reindeer were severely injured in the storm and had to be euthanized. Lightning strikes have […]

Jun 192016
 
Hedmark, Norway

I’ll be off to Hedmark again before I am finished with the posts from my trip last week. Here are the final pictures and now it is only videos to go. This post features amongst others Siberian Jay, Three-toed Woodpecker, Parrot Crossbill, Slavonian Grebe, Waxwing, Cuckoo and Willow Tit (which was seen in an as […]

Mar 082016
 
Dodging Wind Farms and Bullets in the Arctic

Troms County, Norway – A lone reindeer emerges from the forest, prompting the Sami herders to bring their snowmobiles to a stop in the middle of a clearing. All three are bundled in sheepskin hats and wool capes, called luhka, against the chill wind of a late January morning in the Norwegian Arctic.   Johann […]

Mar 192014
 
Finnish reindeer sprayed with glow-in-the-dark liquid to prevent accidents

Glowing reindeer can be spotted in northern Finland thanks to a reflective spray which makes them more visible in a bid to prevent car accidents, Finnish reindeer breeders said on Tuesday. “We are hoping that it is so useful that we can use the spray in the entire region and on all reindeer, from young […]

Mar 022014
 
NON-PROFIT expedition workshop to see polar bears in Svalbard, 2014

Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage in the High Arctic to experience polar bears in their environment, while learning about their biology, their current and future status, the threats against them, and what you can do to help protect them. While we will provide and ensure the full experience that a regular small-ship expedition cruise […]

Dec 302013
 
'Tis the Season to Be Owlly

It’s that time of year. You better watch out! There is a dramatic movement from the Far North this winter coming from the land of reindeer and caribou. The whiteness of the character is its most striking feature. When it arrives, it often alights atop roofs and its uncharted movements have been known to disrupt […]

Feb 262012
 
Roe (and other deer) Hazards

People, cars, and deer—put them together and you’ve got trouble. A rapidly urbanizing planet is transforming wild lands into habitat for humanity, and the non-human species living in these previously undeveloped areas must either adapt to the new landscape, find someplace else to live (not an easy task), or be erased from the biological census. […]