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World Reindeer herders at the “ARCTIC: Today and the Future” Forum in Saint-Petersburg

December 6, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

  December 5, 2018, the VIII International Forum “Arctic: Today and the Future” began its work in St. Petersburg. As the news on the Arctic: Today and the Future report, the plenary session of the Forum has been opened by the President of the Association of Polar Explorers, the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic Artur Chilingarov.

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World Reidneer Herders visit to the Yamal Polar Agroeconomic Technicum

November 29, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment
2nd year student Pavel Vanuito and WRH general secretary Anders Oskal after the EALLU seminar

On November 27,  the Arctic Council EALLU international seminar on “Food Culture, Innovation and Traditional Knowledge” was held at the Yamal Polar Agroeconomic Technical School (YAPAT). This was not the first time that the Association of  World Reindeer Herders (WRH) has been here. Mikhail Pogodaev, Anders Oskal, Sergey Kharyuchi, Inger Anita Smuk and Nechey Serotetto gave presentations to YAPAT students about world reindeer husbandry, the projects implemented by WRH together with the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, about the upcoming project on the Northern sea ​​route and access to the market.

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National Center for Reindeer Herding Development opens in Salekhard

November 25, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

   On November 25 the National Center for Reindeer Herding Development (NCRHD) was open in the town of Salehard, Yamal, Russia. The opening was attended by reindeer herders from Yamal, Mongolia and Norway, representatives of the Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH), International Center for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR), Center for the Arctic Development and Scientific Center for the Arctic Study.

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Managing Director of the Center for High North Logistics Kjell Stokvik (Norway) visited Yakutsk on November 20

November 23, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Mr. Kjell Stokvik 

Mikhail Pogodaev, Executive Director of the Northern Forum, took part in events related to the visit of the Managing Director of Center for High North Logistics Kjell Stokvik (Norway) to Yakutsk

The lecture was organized by the UNESCO Chair of the NEFU, Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH) and the Higher School of Innovation Management supervised by the Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia).

November 20, Mr. Kjell Stokvik gave a lecture on “Arctic Logistics. Development of the Northeast Passage” at the North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU).

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Senior Arctic Officials gather for third meeting during Finland’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

November 2, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

              As the Arctic Council web-site reports, on 1-2 November 2018, the Arctic Council gather in Rovaniemi, Finland for the third Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting held during the Chairmanship of Finland (2017-2019). The meeting brings together representatives from the eight Arctic States, the six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations, six Working Groups, two Task Forces, one Expert Group and over 30 Observer states and organizations.

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World Reindeer Herders at the Arctic Council SDWG meeting in Rovaniemi

October 30, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) meeting took place in Rovaniemi, Finland, on 29-30 October 2018. Interesting discussions were held about progress updates from SDWG projects, which aim to foster sustainable development in the Arctic and address socio-economic challenges in the region.

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Nature Climate Change published an article on “Snow cover and the loss of traditional indigenous knowledge”

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Migration of Sámi reindeer, which are threatened by climate change and land encroachment, constraining flexibility and adaptation responses. Credit: Ánne Kátjá Gaup

A unique research cooperation in the field of Saami linguistic, climatology, economy and biology by: Eira, Oskal, Hanssen-Bauer, & Mathiesen is published in todays Nature Climate Change with the title «Snow cover and the loss of traditional indigenous knowledge” . Climate change already affects the spring pastures for reindeer in Finnmark with increased air temperature. From 1922 to 2018 the spring temperature increased by about 3 ° C. Impacts are getting worse since traditional Indigenous knowledge is lacking in governance strategies. Increased use of the best available adaptation knowledge must the key strategy for sustainable development in a changing Arctic. Our research team started to work together in IPY EALAT 2007 and our cooperation was broughted forward in the Climate Research project RIEVDAN led by Saami University of Applied Science and International Centre for Reindeer Husndandry, in Guovdageaidnu, Norway, supported by Research Council of Norway and by the INTERACT project. This the first article of several addressing indigenous knowledge and adaptation in reindeer husbandry. As part of the Springer Nature Content Sharing Initiative, you can now view-only version of this paper by using the Shared link: https://rdcu.be/bajBG 

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See the joint Statement of Ministers from the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial

October 29, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

The Ministers representing the eight Arctic States (Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark – here represented by Ministers of Denmark, Faroe Islands and Greenland -, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Swedem and the United States), fifteen further States…

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Canada will work with other nations to protect the vulnerable Arctic

October 28, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

According to CISION, Arctic science and Indigenous knowledge key to making the Arctic more resilient

OTTAWA, Oct. 26, 2018 /CNW/ – The Arctic is the fastest warming place on Earth. Indigenous knowledge combined with Arctic research is essential to helping the government better understand how to protect northern regions against the impacts of climate change.

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2nd Arctic Science Ministerial opens in Berlin

October 25, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment
Ellen Inga Turi, Vice Chair of the Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples´ Secretariat at the opening session of the Arctic Sciene Forum

The Science Forum brings together researchers from all over the world to discuss the future course of Arctic research with representatives from international and indigenous organizations and decision-makers in science policy.

The agenda of the Science Forum focuses on three themes that will be addressed in different rounds of discussions and presentations:

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