One of the oldest national parks in Europe is under attack. With the financial support of the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction [...]
Vienna, Radolfzell, March 20, 2014. As a contribution to this year’s UN World Water Day (22.3.) on the topic of “Water and Energy”, EuroNatur and Riverwatch draw attention to the impending destruction of rivers on the [...]
Press Release by Peter Bosshard, International Rivers
“We find that even before accounting for negative impacts on human society and environment, the actual construction costs of large dams are too high to yield a positive return,” a new report states. [...]
Hasankeyf becomes a prohibited zone. Here the Firat News Agency's (ANF) press report from March 1, 2014:
Victory for conservation: the Acheloos River in Greece will be preserved. Read the message by WWF Greece to this end:
We are excited to announce that we won a landslide victory in our 22-year battle to save the Acheloos River from a pharaonic diversion [...]
More than 100 renown environmental scientists protest against the construction of dams in the Mavrovo National Park. Here our press release to this end.
The German magazine "Der Spiegel" also covers the issue of the Balkan rivers and the Mavrovo National Park in the current issue: Die Zähmung der Ströme. It [...]
Residents protest against resettlement
Here the press release of the Initative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive in Batman/Turkey:
Road blockade by inhabitants of Hasankeyf against ILISU Dam
11.10.2013 The inhabitants of the antique city Hasankeyf have blocked the main road through their city in order to protest the Ilisu Dam Project and especially the [...]
Stop the flooding of the Cardamom Forest!
Environmentalist in Cambodia and Australia ask for our help: the rainforest in the Cardamom Mountains is to be inundated in the reservoir of a projected dam. A Chinese state-owned power company was awarded the contract.The Upper Areng Valley provides habitat to many endangered species [...]