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Monitoring Environmental Changes in Tahltan Territory

Snowchange and Curtis Rattray, an Indigenous leader from the Tahltan Nation and TWILD‘s co-lead for community-led environmental monitoring developed  steps to check out the feasibility of setting up a field monitoring camp in the Tuya Mountain area. They wanted to fly into … Continue reading

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Washington Post Highlights the Sámi Efforts in Forests and Snowchange Rewilding

Washington Post in the US has published a large piece on the Snowchange rewilding efforts and Sámi steps to protect the last forests. You can see the article here.

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Saying Goodbye to Two Knowledge Holders In Finland

November brought news of two losses in Finland. We are saying goodbye to knowledge holders – Sakari Luisenniemi from lake Kuivasjärvi in Parkano and Jorma Sonninen, originally from Outokumpu, North Karelia. Sakari Luisenniemi from lake Kuivasjärvi in Parkano lived to … Continue reading

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What Meanings Rewilded Places Can Have?

Snowchange is collaborating with IUCN and Swedish Biodiversity Center in Biodiversa NARROW project to explore meaning, narratives and positioning of rewilded places and waters. The first science paper has been released to document and discuss the knowns and the unknowns … Continue reading

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Understanding the New Fire: Lake Baikal, NE Siberia and Heart of Eurasia in Focus

Understanding the New Fire project, a joint action by Snowchange and Montpelier and Hampshire Foundations, attempted to summarize the moment in time regarding the proliferating fires of Siberia, understand them from a scientific and Indigenous viewpoint and offer solutions. However, … Continue reading

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Historic Rewilding and Restoration Breakthrough in Koitajoki

Koitajoki basin in North Karelia has received a large restoration grant from Endangered Landscapes Programme from the UK. A 1,5 million support will enable action on over 6  restoration landscapes that will rewild 1000 hectares of peatlands, create biodiversity hotspots, … Continue reading

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Puruvesi Seining and Näätämö Co-Management Highlighted

Two science processes explore key Snowchange areas in detail. Puruvesi winter seining highlighted in a science paper and Näätämö Sámi co-management in review in a Nordic Council report – available below. The practice of seine fishing for vendace (Coregonus albula) … Continue reading

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Oceans Wide Relief Supports Kosisi Community and Opens a New Season for Support

The Kosisi village in the Ysabel Province, Solomon Islands developed over the past year community-based protocols to maintain biolcultural systems, enabled food security and supported gendered ways of knowing. Following many similar successes over the past year, Snowchange opens second … Continue reading

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Snowchange Steps Up Support for the Wild Forest Reindeer

The wild forest reindeer (Rangifer tarandus fennicus) was hunted to extinction in early 1900s in Finland. The last bull reindeer was killed in North Karelia, in Ilomantsi in 1918. Then, in 1960s, the stocks re-emerged slowly from Russian Karelia and … Continue reading

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James Reo Departs to the US After a Year with Snowchange

This week we bid farewell to staff member James Reo, 22-year-old New Yorker, who has been working in the fisheries, rewilding of ecosystems and Sámi Indigenous issues with Snowchange for a year. Mr. Reo is heading back to the US to … Continue reading

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