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Vindkraft och rennäring: en fallstudie av tillståndsprocessen för Uljabuouda vindkraftsanläggning
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Wind power and reindeer management

a case study of the permit application process for Uljabuouda wind farm

The purpose ofthis studywas to examine howreindeermanagement isdescribed ina permit application regarding the environmentalimpact of a wind farm and compare how the conditions for wind farm establishmentcorrespondto reindeer managementissues. Resultsfromearlier studiesregardingdisruptionof reindeerherding have beencompiledand indicates uncertaintyregardingthe consequencesof wind farmson reindeer management, butno direct disturbanceshave beenfound.Thereare nostudiesdescribinghow therequirements of reindeermanagement are takenaccount in permit applications for wind farms. Interviews were conductedwith the herding district (sameby) and the corporate promoterduring an analysisof thepermit processfor Uljabuouda wind farm. There was disagreementabout howreindeer husbandry wastaken into accountand thepossible consequences of wind farm development for reindeer management. The results of thisproject show that thereis a great need to change the approachin the way reindeer managementis taken intoaccount duringthe permit application process for wind farms. Wind power and reindeermanagement aretwo trades that should theoreticallybe possible tocombineas reindeermanagement needslargeareasand wind power only requires smallareas.A condition of an ecologic and cultural sustainable development requires the coexistanceof these twotrades.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
wind power, reindeer, reindeer husbandry, permit application, Uljabuouda
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Natural Sciences Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60671OAI: diva2:561891
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-10-22 Created: 2012-10-22 Last updated: 2012-10-22Bibliographically approved

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