Author Archives: Tero Mustonen

New Community-Based Monitoring Network Detects Urgent Messages of Change from Näätämö and Ponoi Rivers: Fish Death Conditions Possible, Restoration Measures Under Way

New Community-Based Monitoring Network Detects Urgent Messages of Change from Näätämö and Ponoi Rivers – Temperatures Record High and Fish Deaths Imminent but Ecological Restoration Offers Respite to Salmonid Fish. ‘Traditional Knowledge of Northern Waters 2018’ project focused on two … Continue reading

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Landscape Rewilding Programme Receives a Major Grant from Kone Foundation: More Sinks and ICCAs to be Created

Landscape Rewilding Programme in Finland has received a major support from the Finnish Kone Foundation. They have provided an additional 200,000 € grant for the expansion of the efforts to restore forests and wetlands in Finland for 2019-2023. The Landscape … Continue reading

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Wave Knowledge, Traditional Wisdom Captures Steps for Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Heritage of Fisheries

This report “Wave Knowledge, Traditional Wisdom” captures voices and aspects from the first Traditional Knowledge Workshop under the Interreg CHERISH project held in Tornio, Finland in September 2018. From the sub-Arctic to Greece traditional Ecological Knowledge across Europe gets discussed. The … Continue reading

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The Ecologist and POLITICO Report on Snowchange

The Ecologist is running a longer piece, building on several Snowchange connections, on the need of a new era in conservation: “Our current, dominant forms of conservation are not equal to the task of responding to these new realities; we … Continue reading

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Reports and a Declaration from Greenland on Traditional Knowledge, ICCA Summit in Ethiopia

Two staff members, Simone Gress Hansen (DK) and Antoine Scherer (FR) participated as Snowchange delegates in high-level events over the last week. Simone travelled to the traditional knowledge summit in Greenland and Antoine attended ICCA Consortium General Assembly in Ethiopia. … Continue reading

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National Geographic Features Snowchange and CCA Forest

National Geographic is featuring the Havukkavaara ICCA as a part of their story on biodiversity and traditional communities. The online article can be found here. The creation of a CCA site points that ”Havukkavaara is an example of a new style … Continue reading

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Nuunoq and Attu Win the Nordic Environment Prize 2018

Snowchange partners in Attu, Western Greenland at the Natural Resources Council have won the prestigenous Nordic Environmental Prize 2018. The organisation is led by Nuunoq, who accepted the prize earlier this week in Oslo. Nuunoq wrote this morning from Greenland … Continue reading

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October-November Brings International Events, Fisheries

Autumn has been alltime record warm in the Finnish boreal. At Snowchange the summer restoration actions have been completed successfully for the most part. New wetland on Salojenneva site in Western Finland is ready as well as the Skolt Sámi … Continue reading

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Nuunoq from Greenland Nominated for the NCM 2018 Prize, Represents Attu in Finland

Nuunoq, otherwise known as Per Ole Frederiksen is a knowledge holder, hunter and a fisherman from Attu, Greenland. He has been leading the documentation of local knowledge observations of marine ecosystem change in his home region using the PISUNA method. … Continue reading

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Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions Brings Global Small-Scale and Indigenous Fishermen to North

Co-organised by Interreg Nord Summer Whitefish and Snowchange Cooperative, the Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions has wrapped up successfully in Tornio, Finland. Over 150 small-scale and Indigenous fishermen around the world joined forces to discuss climate change, traditional knowledge, governance and … Continue reading

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