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RENMAN - The challenges of modernity for reindeer management: integration and sustainable development in Europe' s Sub-Arctic and boreal regions

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-30745
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-10-2000
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 2,147,799 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,971,750 EUR
Scientific Officer: Michel VAN DEN BOSSCHE
Research topic: 5.5. Sustainable development of rural and other relevant areas

Abstract:
RENMAN will develop new tools and models of participatory research/planning in reindeer management that will facilitate integrated and sustainable use of living resources in Sub-Arctic/boreal Europe. RENMAN is a direct result of the participation of key partners in:

(1) the project "Human Environmental Interactions" in the EU Concerted Action ARTERI; and
(2) the IASC workshop on the "Human Role in Reindeer Systems".

The project involves rural stakeholders, via local workshops/interviews, in the process of research on topics they have helped to prioritise. Analyses will focus on:

(1) human interactions, in particular indigenous vs. scientific perceptions of management and the transfer of expertise from EU to Russian systems; and
(2) the quality and hygienic status of summer pastures, soils and surface waters and implications for animal and human health. The findings will provide better cultural/scientific bases for EU policy implementation in general.



Coordinator
Bruce FORBES
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
Rovaniemi
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 16 3412710
Fax: +358 16 3412777
E-mail: bforbes@urova.fi


Partners
   
Uppsala University, Institute for Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
Uppsala
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 18 471 2283
Fax: +46 18 471 7028
E-mail: hugh.beach@antro.uu.se
  Timo KUMPULA
University of Oulu, Department of Geography
Oulu
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 8 5537300
Fax: +358 8 5531693
E-mail: timo.kumpula@oulu.fi
  Janne HUKKINEN
Helsinki University of Technology
Espoo
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 9 4513975
Fax: +358 9 465077
E-mail: janne.hukkinen@hut.fi
   
New Bulgarian University, Institute for Anthropological Field Research
Sofia
BULGARIA
Tel.: +359 2 32 52 48
Fax: +359 2 95 59 854
E-mail: bsrcs@mbox.cit.bg
  M. BOELTER
Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel, Institut fuer Polaröekologie
Kiel
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 431 880 3050
Fax: +49 431 8801 560
E-mail: mboelter@ipoe.uni-kiel.de
   
University of Tromsoe, Department of Social Anthropology
Tromsoe
NORWAY
Tel.: +47 77 64 43 60
Fax: +47 77 64 49 05
E-mail: trondt@sv.uit.no
  Sakari KANKAANPAA
Finnish Forest Research Institute
Vaanta
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 9 857051
Fax: +358 9 625308
E-mail: sakari.kankaanpaa@metla.fi
  Christian ULHIG
The Norvegian Crop Research Institute
Tromsoe
NORWAY
Tel.: +47 77 66 32 00
Fax: +47 7766 321 44
E-mail: christian.ulhig@planteforsk.no