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PROGRAMME ON SUNDAY 19 OCTOBER

 

Sunday 19 October
15:30 – 18:00
Field trip to the reindeer herding tourism farm near Rovaniemi

15.30  Bus departure from Arktikum
16:00 - 17:45 Programme at the Reindeer Farm
17:45  Bus to hotels
19:00 – 20:00

Rovaniemi City Reception, Rovaniemi City Hall(Hallituskatu 7)
Hosted by Heikki Autto, Chairman of the Rovaniemi City Council

Bus from hotels: at 18:40 Aakenus, at 18:45 Santa Claus, at 18:50 Vaakuna

 
Monday 20 October
08:00 – 09:00
Registration
09:00 – 09:10
Welcoming words from NJF and conference information
Päivi Soppela, Dr. , Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
09:10 – 09:20

Conference Opening
Paula Kankaanpää, Director, Arctic Centre, Finland

9:20 - 9:25

Welcoming words from the reindeer husbandry people in Finland
Matti Särkelä, Head of Office, Reindeer Herders' Association in Finland

09:25 – 09:40
Invited speaker: Hannele Pokka, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
Land use planning in the reindeer husbandry area in Finland
Session 1: Relations of reindeer herding and other land use activities
Chair: Päivi Soppela
09:40 – 10:20
Keynote speaker: Juha Joona, Researcher, Arctic Centre, Finland
Reindeer herding as land use right in Finland
10:20 – 10:40
Coffee/tea
10:40 - 11:00

Tim Horskotte, University of Turku, Finland and University of Umeå, Sweden
Exploring the Multiple Use of Boreal Landscapes - The Importance of social-ecological Diversity for Reindeer Husbandry

11:00 - 11:20
Anna Skarin, Swedish University of Agricultural Science Uppsala Sweden
Wind power turbine infrastructure impacts reindeer migration and movement corridors
11:20 - 11:30
Discussion on the themes in session 1
11:30 - 11:40 Group photo
11:40 - 12:30
Lunch

Session 2: Reindeer herding in a changing environment
Chair: Rolf Rødven

12:30 - 13:10
Keynote speaker: Bruce Forbes, Research professor, Arctic Centre, Finland
Reindeer management and long-term pasture vegetation dynamics
13:10 - 13:30
Henni Ylänne, University of Oulu, Finland
Combined effects of reindeer grazing and global warming on sub-arctic carbon stocks
13:30 - 13:50
Sindre Eftestøl, University of Oslo, Norway
Negative effects on reindeer area use disappear after construction period for wind parks and power lines
13:50 - 14:10
Minna Turunen, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland Rovaniemi , Finland
Winter Feeding of Reindeer - A Coping Strategy in a Changing Environment
14:10 – 14:20
Discussion on the themes in session 2
14:20 - 15:00
Poster presentations (P1 – P10). Coffee/tea
Chair: Birgitta Åhman

Session 3: Predators and reindeer management
Chair: Øystein Holand

15:00 – 15:40
Keynote speaker 3: Birgitta Åhman, Professor, SLU, Sweden
Effects of predators on reindeer management
15:40 - 16:00
Ilpo Kojola, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, Finland
Large carnivores in Northern Fennoscandia
16:00 - 16:20
Harri Norberg, Finnish Wildlife Agency, Finland
Large carnivore management and derogation process in the Finnish reindeer husbandry area
16:20 - 16:30
Discussion on the themes in session 3
16:30 - 16:40
Short break

Session 4: How to combine different land use needs in practice - Presenting the POROT-project in Finland
Chair: Janne Näkkäläjärvi

16:40 – 17:00
Invited speaker: Sanna Hast, Adviser, Reindeer Herders’ Association, Finland
Impacts of different land use on reindeer husbandry
17:00 - 17:15
Kari Oinonen, Head of Unit, Finnish Environment Institute
Tools for taking reindeer herding into account in land use planning - POROT Project
17:15 - 17:45
Petri Shemeikka, Researcher, Finnish Environment Institute and Mari Väänänen,  Researcher, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute
Producing GIS data on reindeer management and land use in the POROT-project - How to utilize this data?
17:45 - 18:00
Practical example in coordination:
Pertti Heikkuri, Metsähallitus, Finland
Cooperation of reindeer herding and forestry to enhance simultaneous land use in the Sámi homeland region in Finland
18:00 - 18:10
Discussion on the themes in session 4
18:10 - 18:15
End of day one
20:00 -
Conference Dinner, Restaurant Valdemari, Jäämerentie 9
(Bus transfer at 19:30 Aakenus, at 19:40 Santa Claus, at 19:50 Vaakuna)
   
Tuesday 21 October
08:30 – 08:35
Conference information
Dr. Jouko Kumpula, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute
08:35 – 08:45
Opening the second day
Eero Helle
, Director General, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, Finland

Session 5: Sustainable and profitable reindeer management – challenges and opportunities
Chair: Jouko Kumpula

08:45 - 09:25
Keynote speaker: Bård-Jørgen Bårdsen, Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Natural Reseach (NINA), Norway
The effects of climate and pasture condition on reindeer reproduction and herd dynamics
09:25 - 09:45 Jan Åge Riseth, Norut, Norway
A long term perspective on Norwegian Governmental Politics for Sámi Reindeer Management
09:45 - 10.05
Rolf Rødven, Bioforsk, Norway
Born in the gutter, stay in the gutter - density dependence early and late in life of reindeer
10:05 - 10:35
Poster presentations (P11 – P16). Coffee/tea
Chair: Päivi Soppela
Session 5 continues: Sustainable and profitable reindeer management – challenges and opportunities
Chair: Bård-Jørgen Bårdsen

10:35 - 10:50 Invited speaker: Veli-Pekka Talvela, Chief Director, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland
Challenges and targets on the developing of reindeer husbandry in Finland today
   
10:50 - 11:10

Antti-Juhani Pekkarinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Quality of winter pastures and use of supplementary feeding in managing a reindeer-lichen system

11:10 - 11:30
Kirsi Muuttoranta, MTT Agrifood Research Finland
Genetic variation in meat production related traits in reindeer
11:30 - 11:50
Lauri Oksanen, University of Turku, Finland and University of Tromsø - the Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Towards rational reindeer husbandry on North Calotte: time for re-thinking and re-integration
11:50 - 12:00 Discussion on the themes in session 5
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

Session 6: Social and cultural security and sustainability of reindeer herding livelihood; future prospects
Chair: Birgitta Åhman

13:00 – 13:40

Keynote speaker: Dr Annette Löf, Centre for Sami Research, Umeå University, Sweden
Can and should reindeer herding adapt? Challenges to the notions of sustainability and the role of governance and politics

13:40 - 14:00
Invited speaker: Pekka Aikio, Sámi reindeer herder, Sámi Reindeer Herder’s Association of Finland
The Sámi reindeer herding, a holistic overview of interactions with special reference to difference aspects of sustainability and future challenges
14:00 - 14:20
Stefan Kirchner, University of Lapland, Finland
Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Decision-Making on Extractive Industries: Reindeer Herding and Mining in Finland
14:20 - 14:40 Inker-Anni Sara, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Participation in the legislative drafting process of revision of the Act on Metsähallitus and general promotion of reindeer herding
14:40 - 15:00 Asta Kietäväinen, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland
Reindeer herding - business or way of life
15:00 – 15:10 Discussion on the themes in session 6
15:10 - 15:40 Poster presentations. Coffee/tea
Session 7: Panel discussion, Sustainable governance in reindeer management and land use (invited panelists)

15:40 – 17:00
Panel moderator: Lasse Peltonen, Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
Introducing the themes and their backgrounds for the panel

Panelists:

Ruusa Degerman, Senior Office, ELY Centre Lapland, Finland
Eero Helle, Director General, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, Finland
Pekka Aikio, Sámi reindeer herder, Sámi Reindeer Herder’s Association of Finland
Sunna Marie Pentha, Senior Adviser, Norwegian Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Norway
Matti Särkelä, Head of Office, Reindeer Herders' Association, Finland
Veli-Pekka Talvela, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
Annette Löf, Dr, Centre for Sami Research, Umeå University, Sweden

17:00 - 17:10  Conference Closing
17:15 Bus transfer to the airport