Home » Archive

Articles in the Amur Basin Category

Amur River, Solidarity »

[18 Dec 2015 | Topics: ]

Sergei Nikiforov, an Evenki indigenous people’s leader and environmental rights defender has been imprisoned for opposing a gold mining project in the Amur region, in Russia’s Far East, after an unfair trial. He is a prisoner of conscience.

Sergei Nikiforov is an environmental rights defender and an Evenki indigenous leader in Ivanovka village in the Amur region  in Selemzha River basin. On 29 September 2015 he was sentenced to five years in a prison camp and a fine of 16 million roubles (?152,000) for bribery …

Argun River, Baikal Lake, Greening Silk Road, Selenga River, Solidarity »

[4 Dec 2015 | Topics: ]

“Pure Growth Vitamins” from BRICS Magazine

Huge cross-border projects that will be financed by new development institutes threaten to create dangerous differences in environmental standards ‘race to the bottom’. However, the problem can still be solved.
Three separatet disasters in the Russian Far East in 2005, 2007, and 2010 that caused the release of extremely hazardous chemical substances from the Chinese side of the border into the Sungari river (one of the Amur’s tributaries) were one of the first wake-up calls showing that extensive economic growth and large-scale industrial cross-border infrastructure projects …

Irtysh River, Kherlen River, Mongolian Great Lakes, Onon River, Selenga River, Solidarity, Uldz River »

[19 Nov 2015 | Topics: ]

 
Dear Friends:
Union of Mongolian River and Lake Movements (UMMRL) is delighted to share with you good news that Munkhbayar and Tumurbaatar were released on 6th November after the amendments to the Amnesty Law of Mongolia were finally approved. They spent in jail two years out of their original 21,5-year sentences.
Upon release Munkhbayar said to journalists: I still feel that I was falsely charged. I will make a clear statement to the public and media that I was falsely charged. I have a goal that is to lead my country …

Amur Basin, Central Asia Basins, Featured, Ob Basin, Solidarity, Yenisey Basin »

[19 Nov 2015 | Topics: ]

Seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention is being held in Budapest on 17 – 19 November 2015. Convention is opening for accession by countries from outside of UNECE region. On the first day meeting participants discussed what are main objectives and geographic priorities for the expansion. Eugene Simonov representing the Rivers without Boundaries Coalition made the following intervention on acute need to expand the use of Convention’s mechanisms in the context of Silk Belt and other Eurasian development initiatives:
 
Since the last Meeting of Parties …

Amur Basin, Featured, Solidarity, Yenisey Basin »

[15 Jul 2015 | Topics: ]

The 9th International Conference
“the Rivers of Siberia and the Far East”
Irkutsk, Russia
November, 10-11, 2015

The Second Announcement
The 9-th International Conference “The Rivers of Siberia and the Far East” will be held on November, 10-11, 2015 in Irkutsk City, Russia near Lake Baikal.
The Conference is dedicated to river conservation issues in Siberia and the Russian Far East as well as other regions, sharing domestic and international experience.
We invite you and your colleagues to participate in this conference.
Please notify us of your participation via e-mail before July 31, 2015.
Please complete …