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New Snowchange news article in CBD

45 Mission Beach Cassowary, J DELAINE (2)Square brackets, the journal of CBD, has published a Snowchange -related article on terminologies of biodiversity. It is available here.

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Major new website on Ecological Restoration and Traditional Knowledge released

Water measurements in Jukajoki area in 2013. Snowchange, 2015

Water measurements in Jukajoki area in 2013. Snowchange, 2015

Something very positive has emerged in the context of ecological restoration in the North. A US film and research company has been working with Snowchange over the past 2,5 years to develop ground-breaking documentary films on community-led ecological restoration and traditional knowledge work. 

Our basin, Jukajoki, here in Finnish village of Selkie village is one of the main topics for this process. Now the first documentary film, titled “Jukajoki“, has been released.  More importantly for today, the online case study, combining high quality videos, traditional knowledge, science and restoration results, is now out.

Through an interactive web experience, discover how communities in the Caribbean and Finland are finding solutions to the greatest challenge of our time: climate change.

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The OPOE case studies provide practical insights for policymakers, practitioners and local communities on how to support and engage in community-based climate action. They also highlight the important role that community empowerment and traditional knowledge play in implementing climate mitigation and adaptation solutions.

Explore how the villages of Selkie and Alavi came together to create an innovative governance model for watershed restoration in North Karelia, Finland.

The idea of creating case studies on community-based climate action evolved out of the OPOE initiative to better understand what inspires and fuels communities to take action on climate change.

Tired from the persistent narrative of fear and inaction that surrounds climate change, we tell the stories of communities working to leave a legacy of resilience. To inspire action we sought out a novel approach to telling the human stories of climate change. Based on sound and rigorous research, and storytelling that is grounded in lived experience, each case study includes a suite of multi-media assets that provide a direct link to the people and perspectives that are driving these community-based climate actions.

Our experience shows us that climate action is ultimately a trans-disciplinary challenge, one that requires inspiration across sectors and between locations. The OPOE case studies provide practical examples of community-based climate action and complement the personal and inspiring stories that are shared in our documentary films.

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A Major US News Story on the Saami in Finland

Skolt Saami Round - Up Of Reindeer. Snowchange, 2015

Skolt Saami Round – Up Of Reindeer. Snowchange, 2015

Take Part, the U.S. based online journal has written a major article on the evolving situation with the Sámi and the forests in Lapland. The article is available here. The Intercontinental Cry, a journal devoted to the Indigenous issues, is also running an article here.

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New Discussion Paper Released: Photo Essay of the Visit to the East Trinity Reserve, Australia

45 Mission Beach Cassowary, J DELAINE (2)Snowchange releases a new Discussion Paper, # 10.

This photo essay describes a Snowchange visit to the Mandingalbay Yidinji and Djunbunji Land and Sea Indigenous Australian programmes in Queensland, Australia. The discussion paper presents some of the solutions the traditional owners are running to restore the East Trinity Reserve, a heavily damaged area close to Cairns. The ecological restoration and innovative solutions, including use of lime and solar-powered pH meters are world class in restoration of acidic soils. The lessons applied in East Trinity Reserve are a much-needed comparative view from the Wet Tropics to Jukajoki restoration activities in Finland that Snowchange coordinates – both sites suffer from the same acidic problems. Community-led ecological restoration that includes traditional knowledge of the local and Indigenous peoples is still emerging – thus a direct exchange between these sites is highly appreciated.

Snowchange is very thankful for all support and coordination to all people in Yarrabah and the Djunbunji Land and Sea Programme, especially Jon DeLaine and all rangers that made the visit possible. Victor Steffensen allowed the connection to happen and assisted in making the trip up North and to the Reserve possible – he deserves many thanks for that! All communities and hosts, including Peter and Marilyn Wallace, the Steffensen family, Wujal Wujal residents and the traditional owner, Elder Tommy George, as well as other people who helped – thank you!

Cassowary photo (c) Jon Delaine, 2016

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Toronto Star, Largest Newspaper in Canada, Publishes Snowchange Photos and TEK Material

Nutendli 1The largest newspaper in Canada, the Toronto Star, has published an article on climate change and traditional knowledge with Snowchange photos and interview materials. It is available here.

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