Category Archives: News

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

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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

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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

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News Deeply Interview

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

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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

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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

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Snowchange Purchases Linnunsuo Wetland to be Re-Wilded: A Flagship Area for Community-Led Restoration in the Boreal

A historical development took place when Snowchange Cooperative purchased the Linnunsuo wetland area in North Karelia, Finland in late April. Negotiations for the land purchase took a year. The site was acquired using a loan from the Rewilding Europe organisation … Continue reading

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National Geographic Features Snowchange in a Major Article

National Geographic is writing on the Science article. The news piece is available here.    

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Endemic time-spaces of Finland: From wilderness lands to ‘vacant production spaces’

A new scientific article out on the traditional Finnish (and Saami) land uses and changes: Traditional land use and occupancy of the wilderness lands of Finnish pre- and early- historic communities has not received much discussion in contemporary geographical debates. … Continue reading

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Global Media Push for the Science Article

Incredible media coverage across the globe, following the Science article out friday which features two Snowchange programmes in Siberia and with the Saami: The Guardian PBS CBC Phys.ORG Sydney Morning Herald Intercontinental Cry Science Nordic The Conversation Sciences et Avenir … Continue reading

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