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CAFF Nomadic Herders project in cooperation with CLEO: Joint Indigenous Youth Programme for CAFF Congress and side events

October 15, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova
During CAFF Biodiversity Congress in Rovaniemi

During the four days in Rovaniemi, the reindeer herding youth had been learning about different tools and knowledge systems for understanding climate change and other environmental changes affecting the Arctic biodiversity and indigenous livelihoods. The youth also helped to prepare and contribute to a special Nomadic Herders Youth Session (lavvu dialogue) focusing on indigenous perspectives on the changing Arctic. In addition, the youth was observing other sessions of the Congress and CLEO workshops to learn from and network with scientists and other participants.

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Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018 9-12 October 2018 (Rovaniemi, Finland) Summary Highlights: 9 – 12 October 2018

October 13, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

Completed a major event in the field of ecology of the Arctic countries and regions – the Congress on Arctic biodiversity – 2018, organized by the Working Group of the Arctic Council CAFF (Conservation of Flora and Fauna Conservation) – Executive Secretary Tom Barry.

The congress was held in the region of the Northern Forum of the Province of Lapland (Governor Mikka Riipi). The Government of Lapland and the University of Lapland have done a great deal of organizational work and put considerable resources into holding such a representative event in a comfortable working environment.

Within the framework of the Congress, the Northern Forum held its international event – “Youth Eco-Forum – 2018” on the topic “Voice of the youth of the northern regions for the conservation of biodiversity” and a meeting of the Working Group on Environment and Biodiversity.

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Young ambassadors for reindeer husbandry

October 12, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

Sara Katrine Aleksandersen, Mathis Eira and Jon Ailu Utsi together with the other students from the Sámi High School and Reindeer Husbandry School are great ambassadors for reindeer husbandry. Today these youth met with the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment, Ola Elvestuen, and told him they want to work with him to preserve the pasturelands of Sápmi as a way to protect both biodiversity and the future of reindeer husbandry

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Seminar on Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity in Kautokeino

January 30, 2017 • Philip Burgess

A seminar  on the use of traditional knowledge as a means and tool to preserve biodiversity is being held in Kautokeino, Norway tomorrow, Tuesday, 31 February.

The seminar is being held in advance of the CAFF biennial meeting which is also being held in Kautokeino this week. Multiple speakers from different institutions and researchers will be speaking including the Saami Council (Aile Javo), the Sami Parliament in Norway (President Vibeke Larsen), the Herzen Institute in St Petersburg, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The meeting will be held in the Sami University of Applied Sciences. See the (draft) programme below.

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