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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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IPCC-Related Report to Collect Indigenous and Local Knowledge: Submissions Extended to End of September

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 30th! As announced in March 2020, 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.  Although the Intergovernmental Panel on … Continue reading

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German Newspaper Discusses Snowchange Work

Sud-Deutche Zeitung, one of the high quality newspapers in Germany, reviews the role of Indigenous and traditional knowledge in the climate change work and reports on Snowchange work. This German-language article points several examples from the Arctic, including Alaska, Siberia, … Continue reading

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Arctic Small Grants Programme 2020

Land is Life and Snowchange open another season of Arctic Small Grants for 2020. 2019 season produced high quality actions in the North American North. This time all of the Arctic and boreal are open for calls for small grants … Continue reading

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BBC Features Snowchange Rewilding Work in Sámi Area and Australia

To celebrate Earth Day, BBC has published a large news story on the Indigenous-led climate action. Snowchange work is featured from the Sámi area in Näätämö river catchment and our cooperation with Indigenous Australians. The Vainosjoki restoration which was completed … Continue reading

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Almost a Century of Knowledge Passes: Te Huirangi Eruera Waikerepuru Has Gone Home

Māori Elder, Champion of the language, Orator, Knowledge Holder, Spiritual Person Te Huirangi Eruera Waikerepuru has left his whanau, hapu and iwi in Taranaki, Aoteoroa (New Zealand). Snowchange joins in remembering this one of the most remarkable Indigenous leaders of all … Continue reading

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Third ICCA Site Established in Finland: GoldCrest Forest

A third ICCA (Indigenous and Community Conserved Area) has been formally established in Finland in early April. “GoldCrest” is a small Old-Growth Forest (OGF) site important to the local Selkie village. The forest was under threat of a clear cut, … Continue reading

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