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Recently, a report by a team of international lawyers revealed that the plot to kill anti-dam activist Berta Cáceres went up to the top of the Honduran energy company behind the dam, Desarrollos Energéticos, known as ”DESA.” It demonstrates that energy companies not only get away with ecocide and human rights abuses in connection with dam construction, they even kill human beings with impunity.

Read the most recent update of the Initaitive to Keep Hasankeyf Alive: Environmental and heritage destruction have accelerated in Turkey’s historic city of Hasankeyf as crews work day and night, seven days a week to collapse vulnerable portions of the cliffs ringing the town and fill in some 200 caves.

Things are getting serious in Hasankeyf. The Ilisu dam is basically completed. Nevertheless, initiatives keep fighting for the preservation of this historic city. Here at the Global Hasankeyf Action Day in 2015 © Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive

The Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive has called for the 2nd Global Hasankeyf Action Day on Sep. 23, 2017. On the day in many countries people will do different actions in order to protest the destructive Ilisu Dam which threatens to flood the 12.000 years old town Hasankeyf and 136 km long the Tigris River in the Kurdistan Region of Turkey.

One of the ecologically most important habitats in Europe is facing destruction. Slovenia plans to build a chain of eight (!) hydropower dams in the future five-country Biosphere Reserve "Mura-Drava-Danube", the so-called "Amazon of Europe". The decision on the construction of the first dam along the Slovenian Mura at Hrastje-Mota is imminent. Please sign this petition!

The Guradian "defender tracker" records every murder of environmental defenders. Source: The Guardian

Life is dangerous if you stand up for nature protection these days! In 2016, 200 environmental activists have been killed globally, with a rising trend in 2017 (four per week). Brazil, Colombia and the Philippines are leading this alarming death poll. Read for yourself in yesterday’s Guardian article.

Dutch company Bresser involved in the highly contested Ilisu project. On June 28 their will be a protest in front of their headquaters! © Hasankeyf Matters

After the historic ‘Zeynel Bey Tomb’ monument in Hasankeyf has been relocated to make way for the Ilisu reservoir, several organisations call upon the Dutch company Bresser to withdraw from the relocation of 9 further monuments. They will hold a protest at the headquarters of Bresser on June 28. in the Netherlands.

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