"”the Reindeer must be allowed peace and quiet when they are going to calve”"
"In the municipality of Kiruna is raging a debate on a temporary snowmobile prohibitions on the mountain."
"One side wants the reindeer to get calve alone, the other to Kirunaborna to get ride the scooter freely."
"– the Reindeer is not more important than people, it is they just don't, " says alderman Gunnar Selberg (C)."
"Can parturient reindeer coexist with snowmobilers? The law says the reindeer first, but many Kirunabor upset when the government just before easter, decided on a snowmobile prohibitions."
" I think it is horrible that they would allow the scooters to run into a parturient reindeer herd with högdräktiga female. It's like I would go into the farmers 'pastures when they have pregnant cows," says reindeer herder Per-Erik Stenberg."
"He is on Slow and look out over the forest that belongs to the Laevas sami village, where he is chairman of the board. If you stand on the other side of the mountain to see the newly built town hall which is currently located in the outskirts of town, but as the city moved will end up in the centre. Where the work alderman Gunnar Selberg (C)."
"– the Reindeer is not more important than people, it is not, " he says."
"Påskfirare against the calves."
"On Thursday granted the government two samebyars appeal on the snowmobile prohibitions on the part of the Kiruna mountains. It did to Kirunabor planned to go out right there over easter had to stay home, or choose a different route. It aroused strong feelings, not least of alderman Gunnar Selberg."
"– People had just loaded their scooters and were heading out to their cottages and fishing lakes, then drämde one with this ban."
"When the snowmobile prohibitions is, you should go on the snowmobile trails and some färdstråk, and it is valid until the snow melts. But if, for example, has a cabin on a getaway needed a waiver to travel there."
"– We must not shut down the mountains for Kirunaborna, then people will move away, " says Selberg."
"It is betestillgången that affect when the herders take up the flock on the mountain," says Thomas Kuhmunen, which is reindeer in Gabna sameby. Climate change has made the winters more erratic as sometimes it happens in January, no year at the end of april."
"the Time before calving in may is extra sensitive, then need the reindeer quiet collect energy."
"– Skotertrafiken interferes with the reindeer, so it's just, " says Thomas Kuhmunen. "
"According to him, and Per-Erik Stenberg is it just a handful of cottages affected by the skoterförbudet in Gabnas and Laevas sami villages. "
"the Law on reindeer husbandry page"
"The legal right to fjällmark for renarbete is thus against the opportunities a little more lively outdoor activities. The sami population has a statutory right to fjällmark for reindeer herding, hunting and fishing. It rests on the urminneshävd, which has the same protection as ownership."
"– It means that there is no equality here. The sami reindeer husbandry has priority."
"During the 1920s, the foreclosed, the Swedish state, many of the sami from their traditional land rights. It allows only the reindeer-herding sami have the right to use the land which is protected by urminneshävd, which means that the sami as an example, fishing can not go out on the snowmobile when the snowmobile prohibitions prevail. It has created a certain tension between the groups."
"But Thomas Kuhmunen mean to skoterförbudet basically is about animal welfare. He refers to the UN report, which shows that one million species are at risk to die in the coming decades."
" the Report shows that biodiversity is best in the areas where indigenous people take care of the land. We need to start taking care of our nature, " he says."
"Gunnar Selberg do not share that view and believe that the reindeer herding interfere with nature more than what the outdoors does. "
"It is the noise of the scooter that make it a very large area as the reindeer avoid. When they become stressed moving from his pasture, and the risk is that they lose a calf. It not only contributes to an economic loss to the herders."
"– The worst thing is the mental pressure, you feel the bad. We live for our reindeer, it is a calling to be a reindeer herder, " says Per-Erik Stenberg."
"He is determined at that the reindeer must be allowed peace and quiet, just when they have calves."
" It's not always fair in this life."