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New High Quality Media Story on the Skolt Sámi Work

Eye in the Arctic is running a long feature on the success of Indigenous-led restoration and monitoring efforts with Skolt Sámi. It is available here.

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Leah Otak and Igloolik Oral Histories Remembered in a New Scholarly Book

  The late Leah Otak (1950-2014), an Inuit linguist and oral historian from Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada, has received a commemorative volume titled “The Hands’ Measure: Essays Honoring Leah Aksaajuq Otak’s Contribution to Arctic Science” (Nunavut Arctic College, 2018, eds. John … Continue reading

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Cold February With Vendace and Kepler

Record cold snaps in the US and cold for the Eurasian boreal continue. Poor ice conditions in winter seining have affected catches and sales of fish but new fisherman Lauri Hämäläinen has continued the Snowchange fishing unit work without pauses. … Continue reading

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Elder, Traditional Knowledge Holder Ilmari Martikainen Passes On

Martikainen, who was 77-years-old, worked all his life in the village of Koli as a farmer and small-scale gardener. He was instrumental in securing and establishing the Koli National Park, which is an iconic conservation area unparallalled in its cultural … Continue reading

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January Opens With Heavy Snowfall, Fisheries

2019 is underway and the fishery season has begun with the first seines out in Puruvesi yesterday. Work on the Landscape Rewilding and Evenki Atlas continues. First trip of the season out to South Africa for IPCC. Fishery season has … Continue reading

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A New Scientific Article Reviews Role of Traditional Knowledge in Salmon Governance in Norway and Finland: Major Gaps Remain

A new article published today in the journal Arctic points to major challenges in the ways traditional knowledge is included in the management of Atlantic salmon in Norway and Finland. Comparing different policy and research approaches in the two countries in relation … Continue reading

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2018 Arctic Biodiversity Congress Captured in a New Discussion Paper

Staff member, ecologist Philippe Fayt reports from the Arctic Biodiveristy Congress held earlier in the Autumn in Rovaniemi, Finland. Snowchange participated with a presentation on the co-management of the Näätämö watershed. A full report from the event is also available … Continue reading

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New Community-Based Monitoring Network Detects Urgent Messages of Change from Näätämö and Ponoi Rivers: Fish Death Conditions Possible, Restoration Measures Under Way

New Community-Based Monitoring Network Detects Urgent Messages of Change from Näätämö and Ponoi Rivers – Temperatures Record High and Fish Deaths Imminent but Ecological Restoration Offers Respite to Salmonid Fish. ‘Traditional Knowledge of Northern Waters 2018’ project focused on two … Continue reading

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Landscape Rewilding Programme Receives a Major Grant from Kone Foundation: More Sinks and ICCAs to be Created

Landscape Rewilding Programme in Finland has received a major support from the Finnish Kone Foundation. They have provided an additional 200,000 € grant for the expansion of the efforts to restore forests and wetlands in Finland for 2019-2023. The Landscape … Continue reading

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Wave Knowledge, Traditional Wisdom Captures Steps for Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Heritage of Fisheries

This report “Wave Knowledge, Traditional Wisdom” captures voices and aspects from the first Traditional Knowledge Workshop under the Interreg CHERISH project held in Tornio, Finland in September 2018. From the sub-Arctic to Greece traditional Ecological Knowledge across Europe gets discussed. The … Continue reading

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