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Arctic Seas Portal Shares Marine Spaces to Wide Audiences

Today Snowchange with partners releases ”Arctic Seas”, a major international atlas and a portal that summarizes Indigenous and ecological information from the changing oceans of the North. The Planet Has Only One Ocean But Many Seas. Our work is connected … Continue reading

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Is ecosystem restoration our last/best hope for a sustainable future?

Ecological restoration refers to a range of human activities designed to promote the recovery of ecosystems that have been so disturbed that their structure has been altered and their healthy functioning has been impaired. Researchers are increasingly warning that human … Continue reading

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New Science Article Outlines Steps for Reform in Alaska

  Snowchange staff and Indigenous knowledge holders’ text as well as oral histories from over 20 years of work in Alaska have contributed to a new science article “Towards a shared understanding of Arctic climate change and urgency in Alaska“. … Continue reading

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FORECAST – A NEW CULTURAL PROGRAMME BY INVISIBLE DUST EXPLORING HOW WE THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET

What is shaping how we think about our planet’s future? Faced with the uncertainty of the pandemic and in the midst of the climate crisis, it has never been so unclear what lies ahead. How can we go forward positively … Continue reading

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2021 Small Grants Call Opens

Snowchange and Land is Life declare the Indigenous-led grant making open for 2021. This year small grants applications will be received on a rolling basis. Maximum amount of support for a community is 5000 USD in the Arctic and boreal. … Continue reading

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Not So Green Hydropower: Post-Dam Cultural Emplacement

Kokemäenjoki has been called the artery of SW boreal areas of Finland over centuries. A former Atlantic Salmon river, it was dammed over the span of 100 years. A new Snowchange article reviews the life work of fisherman Kalevi Veko … Continue reading

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Ponoy River and Pink Salmon Issues Explored in a New Science Paper

Out today in Polar Biology, a decadal science process culminates with a release of a major science paper from community-based observations of change from Ponoy River catchment, Murmansk, Russia. A Sámi-Russian-Finnish-Swedish-US team investigated the proliferation of Pacific Pink Salmon, introduced … Continue reading

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Year Closes With a Major Arctic Peatland System Secured, AFP in Media

Snowchange wishes all friends, partners and allies a good holiday season, winter solstice and Happy New Year 2021! We are proud to announce the purchase of “Makkara-latva-aapa“, an Arctic aapa mire in to the Landscape Rewilding Programme. This 330 hectares (815 acres) … Continue reading

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40 Answers

Recently Snowchange was asked to join 40 global thinkers on answering a question: “What is shaping how you think about the planet’s future?“ The process was led by an organisation in the UK called “Invisible Dust“. Answers can be seen … Continue reading

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Waters of Health: Ponoi, Voronye and Näätämö Monitoring Ends for 2020

Waters of Health 2020 is a new action on climate change combining Indigenous and scientific knowledge in monitoring in the Finnish-Norwegian borderlands and in the Murmansk region, Russia, funded by the Nordic Environmental Finance Corporation – NEFCO. Waters of Health … Continue reading

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