Reindeer in the area south of Vatnajökull has dropped down. Last year 247 animals were counted in this area, but now have found only 113 reindeer. Because have all been banned hunting of reindeer in the region.
It is not information why the reindeer dropped so much between years, because nothing in the environment of the animals as likely to be negative and the last winter rather mild. Possible reason is hunting thieves on a large scale.