A declining number of cattle brings economic challenges to the fore in the Barents Region. While Norway may be facing job loss in its second largest mainland business, Russia struggles to preserve post-sanctions food supply.
KIRKENES: Warmer temperatures at the bottom of the Barents Sea are of big concern to ecologists in the High North. Certain marine species are disappearing from the ecosystem while others are increasing in number. The impact on Russia’s fisheries sector is crucial.
As the price on gold reaches record heights, the Barents Region brings its noble riches to the fore. With an annual output of five tonnes, Lapland is expected to produce gold for at least another twenty years.