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February Expands Actions on the Wild Forest Reindeer

February is here and includes actions to support wild forest reindeer, welcoming a new staff member and fisheries on the ice. In early 2024 we have been able to secure appr. 84 hectares of important rewilding territories in Lauvuskylä, Kuhmo, … Continue reading

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Ahousaht / Nuu-chah-Nulth Visit Starts the Year

Snowchange welcomes a large delegation from the Nuu-chah-Nulth people from British Columbia, Canada. The delegation, led by n̓aasʔałuk (John Rampanen) will participate through the Oceans Wide relief programme to immerse in a range of cultural heritage, fisheries and restoration processes. Rampanen … Continue reading

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Year Ends with A Record Warm Arctic

2023 ends with a Snowchange collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – USA on the Arctic Report Card. Warmest summer on record, but also highlights to the rewilding programme. NOAA’s 2023 Arctic Report Card documents new records showing that … Continue reading

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Home of the Bean Geese, Valkeasuo Peatland and Advancements over 1000 hectares Crown the Rewilding Autumn

The autumn work of Landscape Rewilding Programme draws close. Over 1000 hectares of restored landscapes including strict protected areas in the order of 500 hectares have expanded the rewilding targets considerably.  NABU Climate Fund in Germany, that is part of … Continue reading

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Koitajoki River Seining Featured

The Endangered Landscapes and Seascapes Programme is featuring the unique Koitajoki river seining that Snowchange supports. Koitajoki is the only river in Finland where the ancient fishery practice of river seining is still practiced. This World Fisheries Day, Irma and … Continue reading

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Johanna Roto Named as a New Honorary Life Member of Snowchange

Johanna Roto, one of the Finnish researchers involved with Snowchange since its founding in 2000 is the new life-long Honorary Member of Snowchange Co-op. The organization would not be what it is without the contributions by Johanna over the years … Continue reading

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October-November: Heading to the North Atlantic

Snowchange is participating in a Polar Law Summit in the Faroe Islands, and continues the oral history work with the Faroese communities. Rewilding restores hundreds of hectares of peatland ecosystems in Koitajoki. Sámi forest restoration proceeds. In late October to … Continue reading

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Karvasuo, a major peatland complex opens the rewilding Autumn, September news

September opens with a major breakthrough of a peatland complex in Seinäjoki. Travels in Alaska, Canada and Minnesota have brought actions for the North American operations. Wendat scholar Miguel Sioui is headed to Finland for a working visit in September. … Continue reading

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US Tour For August: Alaska, Canada, Minnesota

Summer draws to a close. Snowchange delegates depart for international events and a US tour to visit and discuss the decadal work and priorities ahead. Domestically Sámi restoration in Sevettijärvi and boreal rewilding switch to high gear. A series of … Continue reading

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Skolt Sámi Rewilding Work Featured in A Science Article

Snowchange work with the Skolt Sámi is featured in a new peer-reviewed science article. The article discusses species on the move because of climate change and the human responses to this phenomena. Global understanding of climate change has developed strongly … Continue reading

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