Home >> Vital Arctic Graphics (2004 edition) >> Nordic countries, Arctic indigenous population
File type Download Size Language
.jpg .jpg Download 108 kb -
Uploaded on Friday 17 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal

Nordic countries, Arctic indigenous population

Year: 2006 Author: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Depending on the definition of the boundaries of the region, the Arctic is home to some 4 million inhabitants. Roughly one-third of this total population is indigenous peoples, spread over numerous communities around the Arctic. The indigenous proportion of each polar region varies significantly- from 88% of the regional population in Nunavut Territory in Canada (the Inuit), to 2.5% in the North of Scandanavia and the Kola Peninsulathat (the Saami). Despite tremendous social and political upheaval, increasing pressure from industrial development, climate change impacts and pollution, many of these communities still maintain vibrant traditional - and sustainable- lifestyles closely linked to the natural environment.
Views: 288     Downloads: 69     Rating: 4
Greenland, indigenous population
Cesium 137 from nuclear weapon testing fallout (1995 figures)
Global atmospheric and underground nuclear explosions since 1945
Arctic Russia under the threat of radioecologic pollution
How much sea ice will be left in 2050?
Vital Arctic Graphics (postcards)
Dates of river ice freeze-up in the Arctic
Seasonal alternation of the Kangiryuarmiut (early 20th century)