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Fisherman Risto Hara from Pirkkala, Finland Knew His Waters

Professional fisherman, knowledge holder Risto Hara was born in 1961. He was born into a family of nine siblings. He began working as a professional fisherman in 1993, but had been learning the trade from his father, with whom he … Continue reading

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Three Summits and Trout Renewal Kick off April

Trout spawning and juvenile fish habitat restoration is well under way in river Jukajoki just prior to spring floods. The work will continue in Summer 2019 with further spawning areas to be restored after 70 years of a hiatus. Snowchange … Continue reading

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Reflecting on ICCAs in Finland and Oral Histories Paper Out

Ashish Kothari and Aili Pyhälä from the ICCA Consortium visited Snowchange HQ and operations in March. Ashish has released a ICCA -related blog entry of the visit, which is available here. In other news, the NORDIA science journal features an … Continue reading

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Landscape Rewilding Programme to Expand in 2019 – First Year Has Produced 500 hectares of Rewilded and Conserved Marshmires, Forests and Wetlands in Finland

Landscape Rewilding Programme, an initiative between Snowchange Cooperative, Rewilding Europe and the European Investment Bank (EIB) has been working for one year. An event in Helsinki disseminates the first year results.  Under the programme, EIB and Rewilding Europe have provided … Continue reading

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Snowchange Contributes to the Baltic Sea EBSAs

The work in 2018 for the Ecologically and Biologically Significant Marine Areas – EBSAs, has been completed for the Baltic Sea under the CBD.  In its 14th meeting last November, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity … Continue reading

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A Living Atlas Comes to Life: Snowchange Evenki Cultural Atlas Released

by Agnieszka Gautier, Science Writer, NSIDC, USA Snowchange and the ELOKA at National Snow and Ice Data Center release Snowchange Evenki Cultural Atlas, in the making since 2004.   Reindeer herding is more than a way of life for the … Continue reading

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Battle for Lapland: Guardian News and Maori Knowledge

The Guardian features Sámi voices and Snowchange commentary on the proposed Arctic Railway. See here for more. Stuff from New Zealand features news of two Steering Committee members on Maori climate change work, here.

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New High Quality Media Story on the Skolt Sámi Work

Eye in the Arctic is running a long feature on the success of Indigenous-led restoration and monitoring efforts with Skolt Sámi. It is available here.

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Leah Otak and Igloolik Oral Histories Remembered in a New Scholarly Book

  The late Leah Otak (1950-2014), an Inuit linguist and oral historian from Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada, has received a commemorative volume titled “The Hands’ Measure: Essays Honoring Leah Aksaajuq Otak’s Contribution to Arctic Science” (Nunavut Arctic College, 2018, eds. John … Continue reading

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Cold February With Vendace and Kepler

Record cold snaps in the US and cold for the Eurasian boreal continue. Poor ice conditions in winter seining have affected catches and sales of fish but new fisherman Lauri Hämäläinen has continued the Snowchange fishing unit work without pauses. … Continue reading

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