Category Archives: News

Connection with Zulu Fishermen in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal

Fishermen Thomas Nkuna and Sabelo Mzileni from the Nibela Zulu community hosted a Snowchange delegation in their homeland in July 2019. The Lake St Lucia estuarine system is the largest natural estuary in South Africa.  It is the most important nursery ground for juvenile marine … Continue reading

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Two Knowledge Holders Lost: Mourning Galina Varlamova and Teijo Feodoroff

June and early July brought shocking news. Two prominent knowledge keepers, Galina “Keptuke” Varlamova of the Evenki and Teijo Feodoroff, Skolt Sámi Fisherman and Elder, have passed on. Galina “Keptuke” Varlamova was born in 1951 to an Evenki nomadic hunter-reindeer … Continue reading

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Pacific Standard Discusses Snowchange Reports and Arctic Railway

A US journal Pacific Standard discusses the plans for the Arctic Railway and preliminary Snowchange assessments which we did for the Sámi Council. Also it reflects on the China geopolitics and presence in the region. Article available here.

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Summer Expands Snowchange Work to New Levels

Summer is here. Fish traps in North Karelia are full of vendace and both rewilding work, monitoring and international conferences are about to start. The season is the biggest ever in Snowchange history in terms of restoration and community-led climate … Continue reading

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Paul Molyneaux Visits North Karelia

Paul Molyneaux is visiting Snowchange fisheries  in North Karelia, Finland this week. He will visit Selkie at the HQ with fish traps on lake Palojärvi and then spend the day in Puruvesi and in the region visiting with fishing communities in … Continue reading

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Land is Life and Snowchange Cooperative Launch Indigenous-Led Grantmaking in the Arctic Supporting Five Grassroots Initiatives in North American Arctic

In an effort to better address the needs of the Indigenous-rights movement at the grassroots level in the Arctic region, Land is Life has partnered with Snowchange Cooperative, to launch our Indigenous-Led Grantmaking initiative in the North American Arctic. This … Continue reading

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SlowFish 2019 Featured Lauri From Snowchange and a Premiere for Koitajoki Film

Snowchange fisherman Lauri Hämäläinen travelled last weekend to the SlowFish 2019 event in Genoa, Italy. He premiered the “Koitajoki” river seining film and met with other small-scale fishermen.  Lauri reports: “Chiara Meta and her family hosted me. They were very … Continue reading

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Chukchi Lady Who Fought Climate Change Passes Away in Siberia

Anna Aleksandrovna Kaurgina, a Chukchi Elder from the village of Kolymskaya, Sakha-Yakutia, Russia, has passed away. Between 2004 and 2019 she was a leader in a fight against climate change and for revitalisation of the Chukchi nomadic lifestyle and traditions. … Continue reading

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Major Report Documents Remote Sensing Needs of the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Snowchange as a part of the EU project “Kepler” has been working with Indigenous and local communities in Northern Sweden, Finnish Sámi areas, NW Russia and Coastal Norway to combine Indigenous and local community voices with scientists to assess and … Continue reading

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Finnair and Snowchange Partner for Landscape Rewilding in Finland

Finnair has announced today it joins the Landscape Rewilding Programme coordinated by Snowchange for restoration of marshmires, wetlands and habitats relevant for traditional and Indigenous communities in Finland. Snowchange Cooperative is a Finnish non-profit science and nature conservation organisation, with projects … Continue reading

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