Author Archives: Tero Mustonen

On the Way to British Columbia

In Finland winter seining is coming to a close due to ice conditions. In late March we are heading to British Columbia, Canada for an extended Steering Committee meeting round as well as a string of community visits in the … Continue reading

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A Major News Story About Snowchange Out in the US

Defiant News reports about the work of Snowchange, ecological restoration and Indigenous communities. Media article available here.

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Winter News: BC, Saami Work in the Communities, Jukajoki proceeds

Slowly February is turning to March. It means spring is around the corner. Winter seining on lake Puruvesi is at all time high, ice conditions are reflective of the very warm winter, but still crews are out. A 40 minute … Continue reading

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Our Place on Earth Global Films Released

An antidote to the fear-based climate change narrative, Our Place on Earth shares on-the- ground stories of community resilience from around the world. Season 1 is now available for free. The season opens in the small Finnish village of Selkie, … Continue reading

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New Research Paper on Näätämö Project Out

A new research paper, published in the IDS Bulletin, discusses the Skolt Sámi work in the Näätämö basin. “Moving Beyond Co-Construction of Knowledge to Enable Self-Determination” talks about Indigenous knowledge: It is increasingly recognised that co-construction of knowledge which brings … Continue reading

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Major Siberian Fisheries Pages Open

Snowchange and ELOKA / National Snow and Ice Data Center, USA co-publish, together with the Kolyma fishing communities, major fisheries pages. They describe the cultural and commercial harvests and some of the drivers of change affecting the extremely remote Siberian … Continue reading

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January: Fisheries in full swing, Heading to Northern Sweden

2017 is here. Ice conditions have improved over the past three weeks which allowed both the commercial seining and net fishing to begin in North Karelia. Temperatures continue to fluctuate however between -30 and +1 C. We carefully monitor the … Continue reading

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First ICCA Declared in Finland

Snowchange Co-op has been able to register the first community-conserved area (ICCA) in Finland. The Havukkavaara forest located in North Karelia is a south/middle-boreal protected forest with great cultural and historical roots in the region. The traditional lifeways, some of … Continue reading

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December is here: Heading to Greenland

December brought participation in the Nordic IPBES Workshop in Seili, Finland. Snowchange will coordinate the Indigenous and local knowledge issues for the report in many locations. A large Workshop in Greenland will be the main event for December. 5th December … Continue reading

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Major Arctic Resilience Report Out, Includes Snowchange Näätämö Co-Management

The Arctic Council has released today the “Arctic Resilience Report”. The document contains materials and research from the Snowchange Näätämö Co-Management Project led by the Skolt Sámi in Northern Finland. Environmental, ecological, and social changes are happening faster than ever … Continue reading

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