Category Archives: News

Context for Rewilding

Two new international publications – Society for Ecological Restoration Newsletter and science journal State of the Total Environment discuss Snowchange rewilding work.  SERNEWS – Volume 36 Issue 2 is dedicated to Traditional Ecological Knowledge in restoration. It features a in-depth review … Continue reading

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June News: Partnership with Endangered Landscapes, Evenki Videos, Onkamo

Summer is here. First fish shipments from Snowchange to Europe have succeeded and we look forwards the developments of the fishery. At home large fish traps are yielding bream, ide and pikeperch. This month Snowchange and the Endangered Landscapes Programme partner … Continue reading

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Indigenous knowledge, mercury, and a remote Russian Indigenous river basin—Ponoi River

A new science article about the mercury and Indigenous knowledge has been published. These Indigenous collaborations happened before the war. The Ponoi River basin occupies a remote wilderness area in northwestern Russia near the borders of Norway and Finland. It … Continue reading

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Bhavani River in India Highlighted

Snowchange has partnered with local ecologists and villagers to investigate the possibilities for community-led rewilding in India – in the Bhavani river catchment. A year of preliminary discussions, baseline investigations and community visits has been completed. The work has included … Continue reading

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First Rewilding Center Opens in Finland: Snowchange Has a New HQ

Today the municipality of Tohmajärvi in North Karelia has sold the former school of Tietäväinen to Snowchange. The first rewilding center of Finland has been thus established. The Tietäväinen school is located on the Asematie in the municipality of Tohmajärvi, … Continue reading

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May Newsletter: Wild Reindeer, Kuivasjärvi Rewilding Expanded, Cold Weather Continues

Spring has brought a cold spell into the Finnish boreal. May fisheries are not yet starting but boats are being tarred and preparations are under way. Staff is preparing for a big rewilding season.  Global Change Biology has published an … Continue reading

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New Discussion Paper Released: Equity and UNESCO Sites in Africa

In September 2020, a fisherman residing in the Nibela region of South Africa, which aquatic resources are now under the authority of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (a designated World Heritage Site by United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)) was shot … Continue reading

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April News: IPCC and Colonialism, Rewilding Discussed in US Media

April is here. Winter fisheries are still ongoing with standing gill nets in lake Pyhäjärvi. Two international US-based media stories highlight Snowchange work: Atmos reports on the Snowchange contributions to the IPCC and linking colonialism with climate change, available here. Mongabay … Continue reading

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Two Old Growth Forests Herald the Spring

Two recently included highly significant old growth forest sites totalling 50 hectares, one in North Karelia and the other in Inari Sami home area herald the Spring for the Landscape Rewilding Programme. Site in North Karelia: Jaakonvaara is a old-growth forest … Continue reading

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IPCC Reports and A Full Documentary on Climate Released

“I have seen many scientific reports in my time, but nothing like this. Today’s IPCC report is an atlas of human suffering and a damning indictment of failed climate leadership. With fact upon fact, this report reveals how people and the planet … Continue reading

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