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An appeal of AborigenForum network to Elon Musk, the head of the Tesla company in the aftermath of Norilsk oil spill

Ambarnaya River poisoned by diesel spill

Corporate Secretary, Tesla, Inc. 3500 Deer Creek Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States

Dear Mr. Elon Musk,

We are addressing you as
representatives of Russian Indigenous Peoples.

We stand united as “Aborigen Forum,” an
informal association of experts, activists, leaders and organizations of
Indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the
Russian Federation. Aborigen Forum’s work focuses on protecting and
implementing the rights of indigenous peoples in …

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[28 Mar 2020 | Topics: ]

The construction site of the Jiasa River hydropower station near Jiasa Town, Yunnan province, FoN

Despite coronavirus fears and strict quarantine China had witnessed a landmark victory in public-interest litigation on environmental matters. We congratulate Friends of Nature (and our friends) with this remarkable achievement and wish them to win this case to the very end.

In July 2017, conservation groups Friends of Nature (自然之友), Shan Shui Conservation Centre and Wild China Film filed a lawsuit against the China Hydropower Engineering Consulting Group at the Kunming Intermediate People’s Court. Their …

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[25 Mar 2020 | Topics: ]

A week ago the Save the Tigris Campaign (to which the RwB is a member) sent a letter to the World Heritage Centre and IUCN reacting to the official report on Iraqi Marshes submitted by the government of Iraq. One of the main points was a request to keep turkey accountable for its management and construction of reservoirs upstream of the World Heritage Site.

Today as the Ilysu Reservoir waters continue to rise the Save the Tigris Campaign is one of signatories to the ” Open letter …

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[5 Jan 2020 | Topics: ]

Orkhon river polluted by gold mining (UMMRL August 2019)

Since May 2019 Onggi river movement, jointly with United Movements for Mongolian Rivers and Lakes (UMMRL) has restarted a legal fight to enforce the Law with Long Name( a law to protect headwaters of rivers, protected zones of water reservoirs and forested areas) passed in July 2009 by Mongolian parliament under decisive pressure from civil society. By drafting and pushing through the Law the UMMRL could succeed in creating a legal background for cancelling and revoking 1782 mining licenses, which includes 391 …

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[14 Dec 2019 | Topics: ]

Alberto Curamil.Pudu Media

There is always hope, especially if your friends take a stand for you. An indigenous Chilean leader who faced up to 50 years in prison walked free Friday after judges unanimously acquitted him of all charges.

Alberto Curamil, 45, was charged
with armed robbery and possession of illegal weapons, accusations that
supporters say were politically motivated and aimed at silencing his activism.
A co-defendant, Álvaro Millalén, was also acquitted.

The charges against Curamil came
after he led a move that halted the construction of hydroelectric dams on a
sacred river in southern …

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[13 Dec 2019 | Topics: ]

Baghdad, 12 December 2019

Salman Kairallah Al-Mansoori and Omar Kadhem Al-Amri, two Iraqi activists for human and environmental rights, have disappeared in Baghdad since December 11 and are still untraceable. They disappeared at 12 pm when they did not answer the calls of their colleagues, friends and family. The last contact with them was at 11:30, and they confirmed they are still at Al-Nawab Street in the Al-Kadhimiya area, where they went early in the morning in order to buy tents for Tahrir Square. …