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[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 …

Amur Basin, Amur River, Argun River, Shilka River, Solidarity »

[14 Mar 2014 | Topics: ]

Today on the March 14, 2014 at public hearings in the town of Mogocha on Trans-Siberia Railroad local people endorsed an ambitious plan to develop a nature reserve on 330 000 hectares.This protected area is designed to safeguard the Upper flow of the Amur River and valleys of its two principal sources: Shilka River and Argun River.

Roe deer crossing Shilka river in the proposed nature reserve. Photo by Eugene Simonov

This is a symbolic origin of the Amur – the last great free-flowing river that empties from Eurasia into the Pacific …

Amur Basin, Argun River, Featured, Shilka River, Torey Lakes, Uldz River »

If the Torey lakes dry up what chances they have to resurrect naturally?
Where do birds go when rivers stop flowing in Dauria?
Can the water diversion from Argun River into Dalai Lake help to protect nature?
Is Shilka River a good place for hydropower generation?
These and many other questions are systematically treated in a new book
ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN RIVER BASINS OF DAURIA: ECOLOGY AND WATER MANAGEMENT published in three languages by Rivers without Boundaries, WWF and Daursky Biosphere Reserve (Russian part of DIPA) in Beijing and Chita with support …

Amur Basin, Angara River, Baikal Lake, Shilka River, Yenisey Basin »

[2 Apr 2013 | Topics: ]

St Petersburg-based journalist Jenny Johnson the second time addresses Sino-Russian energy cooperation and dam-building efforts of EN+ company.  The Rivers without Boundaries Coalition started the campaign  on  Sino-Russian hydropower in 2011 warning  HK Exchange  on risks associated with Eursibenergo IPO and ever since continued to educate investors and the public on ways to protect our rivers from destruction. The article published by influential bilingual web-site The China Dialogue focuses on recent  RwB petition to China Exim Bank triggered by the banks intention to support EN+ Group’s hydropower projects.

Russian companies want to …

Amur Basin, Angara River, Baikal Lake, Shilka River, Yenisey Basin »

[14 Mar 2013 | Topics: ]

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To: Mr. Zhang Cheng, General Manager
China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd.
CC: Mr. Cao Guangjing, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Subject: Controversial side-effects of Sino-Russian hydropower trade:
Social and Environmental Impacts of Trans-Sibirskaya
and Nizhne-Angarskaya Hydropower Projects
Date: 14.03.2013
Dear Mr. Zhang,
Rivers without Boundaries is a coalition of NGOs dedicated to protecting transboundary rivers. Today, on the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against the Large Dams, we write to you to express our serious concern regarding China Yangtze Power Co.’s plans to develop hydro projects in the Eastern Siberia. We were informed …

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[13 Mar 2013 | Topics: ]

 
As the International Day of Action for Rivers approaching  in Russia  we see  unusually constructive cooperation of  local communities, NGOs, provincial governments and agencies.  Most amazing that high officials set the tone, although most of them are completely unaware of this environmental date.
On March 12th, local media
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