Category Archives: News

Mourning the Loss of Two Prominent Finnish Environmental Thinkers: Markku Aho and Pentti Linkola

Snowchange joins in mourning when two prominent national environmentalists are gone – Markku Aho from North Karelia and fisherman Pentti Linkola from Ritvala in Häme region. Markku Aho succumbed to cancer in December 2019. He was in his late 60s … Continue reading

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Warmest Winter on Seining Records Ends with New Fishermen Leading

Warmest winter on records in Finland has turned to spring with black birds, lapwings and many other migratory birds on their way to the boreal and the Arctic. Seining season for Snowchange crew ended historically short but was uplifted by … Continue reading

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Lived Displacement among the Evenki of Iyengra

A new peer-reviewed science paper has been released that brings forth the situation of the Evenki of Iyengra in Southern Siberia. Evenki co-researched with Snowchange teams between 2005-2020 both social and environmental change and its meanings. More specifically, this article studies … Continue reading

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IPCC WG2 to Collect Indigenous and Local Knowledge

The importance and relevance of Indigenous Knowledge and Local Knowledge in responding to the challenge of anthropogenic climate change is recognized by policymakers and academics. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in its recent Global Assessment … Continue reading

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Fishing for the Future: Climate and Young Fisherman in Finland

Climate changed winter has hit the fisheries across boreal Finland like never before. Winter seining has been delayed for months, if to begin at all, and ice conditions are a memory of a “normal” winter. Snowchange rises to the challenge … Continue reading

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Snowchange Regional Coordinator for Australia Victor Steffensen Revitalizes Crucial Traditional Burns and Skills in Australia

A Billion Burnt Animals, East Coast on Fire, ScoMo in Hawaii – Could this have been averted? Indigenous knowledge holders in Australia think so. Victor Steffensen, Indigenous Australian based in Queensland and Snowchange regional coordinator for Australia, learned traditional burning … Continue reading

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Children of Unalakleet, Alaska Paint Their Future 2020

Snowchange has been working with the Tribal Village of Unalakleet for close to 20 years on Indigenous knowledge and science of climate change. In order to see how the children in their community see their situation and things to come, we publish … Continue reading

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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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