Congratulations to Philip Burgess and Irina Wang! Their StoryMap ‘When Rains Fell in Winter‘ has been nominated as a finalist for the 2023 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition, which focuses on the restoration and conservation of the earth’s lands and waters. The competition is organised by Esri and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The winner will be announced at the upcoming COP28 in early December.
Their StoryMap recounts how a catastrophic icing event impacted Nenets reindeer herders in the winter of 2013 through the eyes of Tokcha Khudi and the steps he took to avoid the calamity that wiped out tens of thousands of reindeer and ruined many herders’ lives.
You can read more about the competition and see all the finalists here.