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Year Kicks Off With Major Conservation News

  The Landscape Rewilding Programme and the state of Finland have agreed to formally protect 1139 hectares (apps. 2800 acres) of peatlands and forest ecosystems in the Sub-Arctic. Lands continue to be owned by Snowchange and local community actions, including … Continue reading

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A century of knowledge: Kwakwaka’wakw Elders and environmental change

New paper published last week summarizes a century of knowledge from the Kwakwaka’wakw home communities in British Columbia, Canada. This paper reviews a century of Kwakwaka’wakw knowledge on ecological, climate, and social change. We trace the era of Indigenous governance (about … Continue reading

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is in Trouble in Finland This Xmas

As we close for the holiday season, a large US media story by Mongabay highlights the troubles of the Inari Sami in Finnish North.  Mongabay reports: In Finland’s northern Arctic landscape, the Indigenous Inari Sámi community practice a unique form … Continue reading

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Rautavaara (Ruʹvddvääʹrr), Skolt Sámi Indigenous forest area, joins the programme

Rautavaara (Ruʹvddvääʹrr) OGF is a Skolt Sámi Indigenous forest area, totalling 108 hectares of preserved and recovering habitats in the Rautaperäjärvi lake basin has many ecological values left.  Rautavaara (Ruʹvddvääʹrr) OGF is a Skolt Sámi Indigenous forest in the north … Continue reading

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Voices from EPA Indigenous Climate Change

Alaska Pacific University Professor, Inupiaq Professor Victoria Hykes-Steere (Unalakleet/Anchorage) joins Wilson Justin (Nabesna, Alaska) in reviewing the moment in time in the context of climate change and Alaska Indigenous priorities.  They position the changes of now with the past events and … Continue reading

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Global Leadership Prize to Snowchange

Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize is awarded annually to outstanding leaders—in any field and any country— who demonstrate the willingness and capacity to address the complexity of 21st-century challenges in innovative, risk-taking, and ethical ways, and whose work is global in … Continue reading

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Snowchange at COP

A recording of the Need to Be Cold Panel from COP is now available, featuring Snowchange, Sámi and Siberian leaders. You can see it here.

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Wild Reindeer as an Indicator of Evenki Biocultural Systems

A new science paper co-authored with two Indigenous co-authors on the wild reindeer of Eastern Siberia is out today. Available here. This paper reviews oral histories and established scientific materials regarding wild rein‐ deer (Rangifer tarandus spp.) in the Southern Sakha‐Yakutia, … Continue reading

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Oceans-Wide Relief

Snowchange opens Oceans-Wide Relief, a small grants programme for the marine Arctic and Pacific communities. It will be available also in 2022. Marine communities are often the guardians and recipients of system change under way in the Arctic and the … Continue reading

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Snowchange Wins the St. Andrews Prize 2021!

Snowchange Co-op has won the The St Andrews Prize for the Environment. It is one of the most prestigious and largest environmental global prizes. The award goes to the Landscape Rewilding Programme of Snowchange. The cash prize is 100,000 USD.  Tero Mustonen … Continue reading

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