Author Archives: Tero Mustonen

Endemic time-spaces of Finland: From wilderness lands to ‘vacant production spaces’

A new scientific article out on the traditional Finnish (and Saami) land uses and changes: Traditional land use and occupancy of the wilderness lands of Finnish pre- and early- historic communities has not received much discussion in contemporary geographical debates. … Continue reading

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Global Media Push for the Science Article

Incredible media coverage across the globe, following the Science article out friday which features two Snowchange programmes in Siberia and with the Saami: The Guardian CBC Phys.ORG Sydney Morning Herald Intercontinental Cry Science Nordic The Conversation Sciences et Avenir The … Continue reading

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Science Article Features Snowchange Work

A new international study in the prestigious journal Science has highlighted how humans are being affected by climate change-driven changes in the distribution of land, marine and freshwater species around the world. The study reveals for the first time just … Continue reading

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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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