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Australian Documentary Reviews Rewilding Work

“Finland’s Climate Warriors” is a 30 min documentary released by the SBS Dateline in Australia that features Landscape Rewilding by Snowchange. Attached multimedia website  digs deeper into community-led restoration work. Filmed over the past 6 months, “Finland’s Climate Warriors” is an … Continue reading

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10,000 Years of Winter Fisheries Endangered: Responses From the Polar North and Why Do They Matter in Global South

Join Snowchange and Global Tapestry of Alternatives on an important online event this Friday 1.30 PM UTC. Tero Mustonen from Snowchange reviews the latest from the boreal and Arctic North and discusses the progress made on the Landscape Rewilding Programme in … Continue reading

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Snowchange 20 Years Old

This month, Snowchange Cooperative turns 20 years old. The initial climate change network was founded in September 2000 between Finland, Murmansk and Vancouver. Full registry as a Cooperative took place in September 2005. Snowchange Cooperative turns 20 years old. Please … Continue reading

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The Arctic, Africa and Australia United: Indigenous and Traditional-Led Restoration Key to Global Crisis

Today, led by Chief Edwin Ogar from Nigeria as the main author, One Earth journal has released our strategic paper on Indigenous and traditional knowledge -led conservation and rewilding paper. It outlines a global roadmap for survival. Titled “Science Must … Continue reading

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Major Breakthrough For Climate in Finland: Kivisuo Marshmire Secured

Land is Life, Snowchange and the Landscape Rewilding Programme have partnered to secure Kivisuo, a biodiversity hotspot of 1517 acres (614 hectares). It is a mostly intact boreal peatland / marshmire as well as a major carbon sink in the … Continue reading

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What is a River? International Book Explores Indigenous-Led Resurgence in Sámi Area and in Kogui, Columbia

What is a River? This and other deep questions are explored when international research confirms that biodiversity benefits from the rights and knowledge of indigenous peoples. A new book discusses examples that range from the Näätämöjoki Skolt Sámi co-management experiences … Continue reading

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Indigenous-Led Rewilding Realises Sámi Land Rights in Näätämö Area

Snowchange and the Indigenous Skolt Sámi have worked to secure key forest areas from the open markets to return to Sámi-led rewilding and use areas in Sevettijärvi, Finland. In June 2020 with recent additions, over 150 hectares of OGF forests … Continue reading

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Tongaporutu Maori and Snowchange Form Official Relations and Expand Rewilding

Ngā Hapū o Poutama, a Maori community on the SW side of the North Island, Aoteoroa (New Zealand) and Snowchange Cooperative have been working together on questions of Indigenous knowledge, climate change, community development and many other aspects since 2008. Today, Ngā Hapū … Continue reading

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Southernmost Ptarmigan Stocks Benefit from Rewilding Actions

Spring-summer bird surveys on the Snowchange rewilding sites are under way. Highly endangered, southernmost Willow Ptarmigan population in Parkano area has been determined to benefit from Snowchange Rewilding sites. Snowchange bird specialist Ari Parviainen discovered willow ptarmigan (lagopus lagopus) presence … Continue reading

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New Koitajoki River Rewilding Project a Major Turning Point for a Boreal Basin

Koitajoki River Rewilding is a basin-wide traditional knowledge and science-based restoration project over six years (2020-2026) that aims to bring a large North European boreal river basin back to relative ecological health while stimulating a resurgence of traditional knowledge, oral histories … Continue reading

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