Gianmarco Maraviglia | Photojournalist


Fading reindeers

A thin layer of frozen, hard snow on the ground that forms after rain and creates poor grazing conditions.

Reindeers have been a part of the Arctic and Inuit culture for generations. Currently, the habitat of reindeers is threatened by rapid climate change and increased frequency of severe weather patterns which prevent them from foraging for food.  The overall number  has declined by 84%, from almost 50,000 in the 1960s to less than 7,800 at the turn of the 21st century.   

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