Snowchange is a non-profit scientific and cultural organisation based in Finland. For the past 20 years, Snowchange has worked alongside indigenous and traditional communities of the Arctic, including the Sámi, Evenk, Inuit and Chuckchi, to advance their traditions and to ensure the protection and enhancement of their ecosystems by bringing together indigenous and traditional knowledge with science.
Since 2011, Snowchange has been involved in developing landscape-scale re-wilding initiatives in both Eastern and Northern Finland along the Näätämö, Jukajoki, Kokemäenjoki and Iijoki river systems, all of which have suffered degradation due to industrial forestry and mining.
These restoration projects have been taken forward successfully thanks to the development of an innovative co-management approach, led-by Snowchange, that has brought indigenous and local communities together with scientists, private landowners, industry and government representatives to oversee this re-wilding.
Find out more about Snowchange's work in Finland, Fennoscandia and beyond.
Watch Koitajoki, a film from the Snowchange Cooperative, exploring the unique, river-cleaning seining traditions practiced by local communities.
Read BBC coverage of Snowchange's landscape rewilding programme in the context of Finland's national plans to go carbon in 15 years.