Category: Farm Animals

Black, white and brown faroese horse in front of a fjors and mountains

New Research on the Faroese Horse

The Faroese horse is considered critically endangered, and NordGen has for many years worked to take care of the unique breed. Recently, a study about opportunities for conservation of the breed has been published.

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Market stand with colourful old fashioned woolen mittens in the foreground

Broadening Awareness About Nordic Mountain Cattle

Nordic mountain cattle are in focus in Tornio on 2 July. The 3MC project, led by NordGen, brings Nordic mountain cattle to the Peräpohjola market. Veterinarian Ossi Kemppainen speaks about a secret rescue operation at the Museum of Torne Valley.

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Green trees framing a stony beach, a cold sea and snow-covered mountains.

NordGen participated in Tromsø meeting where Nordic ministers discussed food, agriculture, and resilience

The midnight sun was shining on the partly snow-covered mountains as ten Nordic ministers gathered in Tromsø today to discuss climate, resilience and preparedness.

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two archeologists collecting bone samples from cattle bones

Auli Bläuer and the Worlds of Old Bones

Old bones of Nordic mountain cattle are the subject of Auli Bläuer’s research in the cross-disciplinary project “3MC – Nordic Mountain Cattle”, which is led by NordGen.

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FAO and NordGen in Collaboration on a Cryoconservation Webinar Series

The first webinar of ten on cryoconservation of animal genetic resources will take place on 18 May.

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Where the Nordic Mountain Cattle Are Given a Voice

Knowledge transfer is an important part of the cross-disciplinary 3MC project. Recently, a seminar, which was arranged in collaboration with the Museum of Torne Valley, was organized to increase awareness of Nordic mountain cattle

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besökaren betraktar utställningen om nordiska fjällboskap

Cross-disciplinary Project Showcases Findings at Museum Exhibition – Increased Awareness About Endangered Nordic Mountain Cattle

Den 8 april öppnar en ny utställning med det tvärvetenskapliga 3MC-projektet, som leds av NordGen.

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ryhmä mehiläisiä

A Decade of Conserving the Nordic Brown Bee: Experts Met to Discuss the Status of the Brown Bee

Beekeepers, researchers and members of national beekeeping organizations met online to discuss the conservation status in the Nordic countries.

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Vestlandsk fjordfe är en av de sex bevaringsvärda nötkreatursraserna i Norge. Foto: Anna Rehnberg/Norsk genressurssenter/NIBIO

Negative Development Was Reversed in Norway – Statistics Crucial to Save Endangered Landrace Breeds

Reliable kinship data has been a key to success when it comes to conservation work of Norweigan landrace breeds.

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lähikuva miehestä, jolla on silmälasit ja hattu

Juha Kantanen Knows the Genes of Northern Survivors

Using precise data and new information, Juha Kantanen helps us understand the adaptations that helped humans and domestic animals survive the harsh conditions of the north.  

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