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[4 Aug 2016 | Topics: ]

Sukhgerel Dugersuren (OT Watch and RwB Mongolia cooperated with the  Front Line Defenders  to prepare a chapter of the forthcoming nonfiction graphic novel about human rights defenders challenging extractive industries around the world. We republish it with kind permission of Sukhgerel.
Mongolia is a new star on the extractive industry’s stage. Being brand new means it does not have the necessary legal framework, norms and standards aimed at protecting the environment and the rights of local communities.

The World Bank leads a team of international financial institutions, namely the International Financial …

Amur River, Greening Silk Road »

[30 Jun 2016 | Topics: ]

 
A network of bordering protected areas formed in the Amur-Heilong River Basin

Development and functioning of protected areas networks (Econet) is very important in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative, because it preserves natural connectivity and enables subsequent conflict-free  development of transportation, industrial, communication and trade networks. Without cooperation on safeguarding habitats of vulnerable species, high conservation value areas, main sources of other ecosystem services and natural connectivity between those elements development of large-scale cross-continental infrastructure will lead do large-scale devastation of valuable ecosystems, loss of biodiversity and drastic …

Amur Basin, Central Asia Basins, Featured, Greening Silk Road, Yenisey Basin »

[22 Jun 2016 | Topics: ]

 
I represent the Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition (RwB), that works for sustainable management of transboundary river basins in Northern Eurasia -Russia, Mongolia and Central Asia.
I am here to raise awareness of potential challenges induced by China’s New Silk Road Strategy that is becoming a driver for development in the whole pan-European region.
By now 70 countries already take part in it, majority of them are UNECE Member States and many are Parties to different UNECE environmental agreements.

Shift to Green Economy is the main focus of this EfE …

Amur Basin, Central Asia Basins, Greening Silk Road, Ob Basin, Yenisey Basin »

[27 Mar 2016 | Topics: ]

 
RwB’s International Coordinator Eugene Simonov on March 5 took part  in the 2016 Annual Meeting of Heilongjiang Provincial Association for Northeast Asian Studies/  in Harbin City. Environmental Section of the Meeting gathered  members of the Amur-Okhotsk Consortium from Japan, Mongolia, China and Russia. Dr. Simonov summarized  most important environmental precautions that should be taken in conjunction with the Chinese New Silk Road Initiative.  Below we publish his short report titled “Some Environmental Issues on the Silk Road”
I) Ecological Civilization and the Silk Road
In 2015 by issuing the "Integrated Reform Plan …

Amur River, Argun River, Shilka River »

[18 Dec 2015 | Topics: ]

It finally happened…. One more battle for Nature has been won by our joint efforts!
The Governor of Zabaikalsky Province signed the decree to establish Verkhneamursky (Upper Amur) Wildlife Refuge in Mogochinsky district of Zabaikalsky Province on the area of 239,639 hectares. It took several years to prepare feasibility assessment and to get approval for its establishment.

Shilka River -now protected!
 
“The wildlife refuge should serve as one of the compensatory measures to reduce the negative environmental impact of economic activity on the territory of Mogochinsky district, allowing to save the biodiversity …