The Tsaatan People of North Mongolia
The Tsaatan people are a small Tuvan Turkic community of reindeer herders living in northern Khövsgöl province of Mongolia, close to the border with Russia. Originally, they came from an area across the border that is now the Tuva Republic of Russia. They inhabit a remote subarctic taiga region with extremely cold temperatures during the winter season.
The Tsaatan people are one of the last groups of nomadic reindeer herders in the world. In Mongolia, there are only 40 Tsaatan families left and about 1,500 reindeers. They seasonally migrate within the forests of the Taiga according to weather and food conditions, constantly in search of better pastureland for their animals.