Author Archives: Tero Mustonen

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

Posted in News | Comments Off

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.

Posted in News | Comments Off

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

Posted in News | Comments Off

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

Posted in News | Comments Off

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

Posted in News | Comments Off

Declaration on Indigenous Knowledge from ICASS IX

On June 9, 2017, ICASS IX hosted an Indigenous Knowledge roundtable discussion organized by the Indigenous Peoples Secretariat. The panelists of the roundtable have developed the following statement: Indigenous Knowledge provides a foundation for individual and collective well-being of past, … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off

Addressing the global redistribution of species in response to climate change will require innovative and interdisciplinary research

A major new scientific paper out in Biological Reviews features Snowchange initiatives and perspectives. Climate change will have diverse impacts on ecosystems across the globe. One of the clearest impacts of climate change on biodiversity has been and will be … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off

News Deeply Interview

A new interview with News Deeply about climate change, conservation and species on the move, here.

Posted in News | Comments Off

Early Summer Newsletter

May in Finland has been the coldest in 100 years. Both in the boreal areas and in the Sámi North snow conditions and lake ice have persisted for longer than expected. Between now and mid-June several international initiatives will be … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off

Samuli Aikio, A Sámi Renaissance Man Turns 80 This Week

Sámi Scholar and Elder Samuli Aikio, Luobbal Sámmol Sámmol turns 80 this week on 11th May 2017. Snowchange Co-op joins in congratulations and celebrates the life work of this remarkable cultural person. Samuli is considered a central figure and a … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off