Carving a life out of the rugged Mongolian landscape was never easy. Now rich elements of a nomadic culture are in danger of disappearing.
As part of the "Worlds of Difference" series on cultural change, Lorne Matalon visited with the Tsachin — nomads who herd reindeer.
He learned that Mongolia's domesticated reindeer population has fallen to fewer than 700 animals, maintained by 44 families.
Lorne Matalon/Worlds of Difference
Tsachin elder Sanjim and his wife at dusk on the taiga. They move every few weeks to find fresh grasses for their reindeer.