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Foundation of Tsaatan Reindeer Herder’s Tribe


“Reindeer Tribe of Taiga” Foundation

”Тайгын Цаачид Сан”

To support Reindeer Tribe of Taiga an initiative by Nomadic Trails Mongolia

Organizational Background

“Reindeer Tribe of Taiga” is a registered non-government entity operating on the level. We are an operational NGO, meaning we plan and carry out boots-on-the-ground projects to accomplish our objectives. This requires a great deal of careful planning, communication, and local involvement for each project. Increasing number of problems in Taiga area where these Dukha people live, we have been implementing long term-project to maximize economic benefits to Dukha people, protect their nomadic, reindeer herding culture and improved access to health and education and community empowerment.

*Dukha people also called Tsaatan or Tsaachin in Mongolian and known as Reindeer Tribe Mongolia. We use Dukha term in our project as Reindeer Tribe.

Our main goal as an organization is to accomplish the following:

  • Health and Education of Dukha people
  • Providing more job opportunity to both women and men of Dukha people
  • Health and welfare of reindeer

We hope to further our progress to reaching these goals through the project outlined in this proposal.

Contact Ms.Naran or Mr.Tulga

Ask Ms.Naran (Tsaatan Reindeer Tribe-English speaking woman)  for “How to visit Tsaatan Dukha Reindeer Tribe Mongolia”

taigaDukha@gmail.com                                Tel: +976 80161210

Bag which has a name “Mongolian Taiga Inspired Me” being sold in Reindeer Tribe camp for 30 MNT (15 USD) and money goes to a fund to support Reindeer Tribe.

Problem Statement

There are wider health problems of Dukha people- The lack of providing medical health, there are common issues of high blood pressure, teeth problems, women problems and other issues.

The increasing exploitative tourism in Taiga region that negative or irresponsible impact to these Dukha people and their environment and brings too little or no benefit to this people.

In Mongolia, these reindeer maybe exposed to variety of diseases and pathogens, often associated with other domestic livestock, to which they have little natural immunity. They need to be examined to highlight any trends regarding age, primary presenting sign and diagnosis is so important.


There are 2 reindeer herders to choose to have a full diagnose and medical treatment in Ulaanbaatar city in each year.  


Gifts & Donations are distributed by local community

Gifts & Donations are distributed by local community


School bags, notebooks, pens & pencil for 1 year use for children who are new to the school.



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2 thoughts on “Foundation of Tsaatan Reindeer Herder’s Tribe
  • Nicolas
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    Bayarlalaa. When was this initiative started? A little bit of information on the history would be appreciated. Amjilt tüsei!

    • Nicolas
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      p.s. How is the NGo run? A board of governors? How many Dukha people are involved in running the NGO? Information of the sort would very much appreciated, Thank you.