Author Archives: Tero Mustonen

Removing Dams, Returning Salmon

This and next week Snowchange is hosting, together with other partners such as the Finnish-Swedish Transboundary River Commission, a U.S. ecologist Jeff Duda from Seattle, Washington. Mr. Duda will visit North Karelia, Lapland and Swedish Lapland on his tour of … Continue reading

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Geography from the Margins: New Discussion Paper Out

Geography from the Margins collects together essays and scientific texts that have been written in honour of the 60th anniversary of Professor of Geography Ari Lehtinen at University of Eastern Finland. They celebrate the writings, lifework and academic approaches of … Continue reading

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A New Climate Change Video From Indigenous Australia

Snowchange partner in Australia, Mulong Productions, releases a new community documentation of climate change from Anindilyakwa, in Far North Queensland. This important video discusses impacts of rising sea level to fisheries, sacred sites, culture and other aspects of life of … Continue reading

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Snowchange and Maori Strengthen Cooperation

During the visits in September, Snowchange Cooperative and the Maori of Aoteoroa formed new partnerships and strengthened work to tackle cultural, environmental and climate change. We participated in the world-class Conference “Deep South Challenge”, which is a NIWA-led national science … Continue reading

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September: Heading to South Pacific, South-East Asia and France

September is here. It means several international events will be under way and Snowchange delegates will disperse to various events: Southeast Asia and South Pacific: We will participate in the “Deep South” Challenge in Wellington, Aotearoa (NZ) as well as … Continue reading

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Restoration of the Skolt Saami Vainosjoki River Proceeded

The ecological restoration of the Vainosjoki river catchment area in Näätämö area proceeded last week. Habitats and spawning areas of Kirakkakoski and Vainosjoki streams were restored using science and Saami knowledge. The project will continue to 2018. First graylings were … Continue reading

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How small communities respond to environmental change? New Paper Out

A new peer-reviewed scientific paper featuring two Snowchange river restoration projects is out in the recent issue of Ecology and Society. The paper is here.

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August Newsletter: Restoration, Oral Histories and Heading to Aotearoa

Summer is drawing to a close. Record-cold summer in the Northern European zone is very different from the blistering summer in southern areas of the continent. After a stream of visitors in June and July, ecological restoration of Jukajoki basin … Continue reading

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New Discussion Paper Out: Prayer by Chief Mary Smith Jones

This is Eyak Chief Marie Smith Jones’s prayer at the opening of an international indigenous conference on climate change “Snowchange 2005”, in Anchorage, September 28, 2005. The transcription and translation, May 2017, are by Michael Krauss and Guillaume Leduey, from … Continue reading

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The Winter Seiners of Puruvesi

On an icy lake in Finland, a 500-year-old fishing practice continues, unbroken. From filmmaker Tom Miller (PrettyGoodProductions) and executive producer Tero Mustonen (Snowchange Cooperative), The Winter Seiners of Puruvesi portrays one day on the ice with two teams of Finnish fishermen, practicing … Continue reading

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