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The Ecologist Discusses the Plight of the Winter Seiners of Extremely Warm Winter

The Ecologist has published an article reviewing the current, on-going collapse of the winter seining conditions in Finland. Winter seiners have written to the EU Commissioner and DG Mare regarding their situation. The article features Snowchange communal fishery and calls … Continue reading

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Two New Magazine Stories Highlight Snowchange Work in the US

National Fisherman, a US-based national journal for professional fisheries, published recently a wide-ranging story on the Snowchange fisheries and issues in Kesälahti, North Karelia, Finland. Wooden Boat, another US journal has a story on Arvo Ketolainen, a master of traditional … Continue reading

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BBC Documentary Brings 2019 to an End

BBC has released a documentary and a podcast documenting Snowchange rewilding efforts in North Karelia, Finland as well as the communities, moose hunting, river seining and land use issues.  The documentary can be seen here and the podcast is here. … Continue reading

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Strong Snowchange Presence in ICCA General Assembly

Snowchange has three delegates attending this years Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas Consortium General Assembly in India. Regions spanning the Pacific, Arctic and Europe will discuss critical issues for the ICCAs in 2020. The General Assembly of the ICCA Consortium … Continue reading

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Future Seas 2030, Aoteoroa and South Pacific

In November Snowchange staff, member and partner communities and coordinators from Greenland, Finland, Canada, Taiwan and wider Pacific region will join in a large summit “Future Seas 2030” held in Hobart, Tasmania. Visits to Aoteoroa and Wet Tropics of Australia … Continue reading

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New Video Features the World Heritage Plans for Yakutia

Hogan-Lovells, Snowchange partner who is working on both the solar panel expansion in Yakutia and the Landscape Rewilding efforts in Finland has released a new film featuring regional coordinator Vyacheslav Shadrin, Chief of the Elders Council of Yukaghir. Premiered in … Continue reading

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A New Discussion Paper Available: Endemic Time-Spaces of Future

A new Discussion Paper “Endemic time-spaces of future” released in Finnish. English abstract available. Endemic time-spaces of future investigates Finnish-language narratives of coming times using five historical cases. The Finno-Ugric languages do not contain a future tense and this points … Continue reading

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We Adapt. We Restore. We Survive – Reviving Tahltan Knowledge, Governance and Territory

In June 2019 Snowchange, Christensen Fund, Tahltan TWild, Land Is Life and IUCN co-organised the We Adapt, We Restore, We Survive Summit on the Stikine river in northern British Columbia, Canada. This event has now been captured in a high-end multimedia … Continue reading

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On the Wings of the Raven Film Honours the Lifework of Finnish Elder Eero Murtomäki

Celebrated Finnish nature photographer Eero Murtomäki has mastered what is called, in Finland, a “deeper understanding” of nature. Built upon seven decades of exploration at sea, and in the forests and marshmires of Finland, this understanding contains both the seen … Continue reading

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Professor Gretta Pecl on a Visit to Finland: Marine Area Science to Also Include Indigenous Knowledges

Professor Gretta Pecl, a marine ecologist, visits Snowchange for a week in North Karelia. The visit will include public lectures, excursions to Snowchange restoration sites and traditional fishing. Her work has focused, amongst other things, on addressing key questions for … Continue reading

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