Stop Ecuador Government from Suppressing Environmental and Indigenous Groups!

RwB#22122016 To: Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador; Walter Garcia, Minister of Environment; Minister of the Interior December 22, 2016 Dear Mr. President: We would like to express our concern about the advances of mega-mining in the Amazonian Shuar territory, where the community of Nankints in Morona Santiago province was evicted …

Kherlen River: Lifeline of the Eastern Steppe under threat

Report on biodiversity, water scarcity, and transboundary river basin management in fluctuating climate. Rivers without Boundaries Coalition continues documenting and analyzing transboundary basins of Dauria, hotspot of global biodiversity divided between China , Russia and Mongolia and not well known by the international community. New report is focusing on water …

NYT : Mongolian Dams can Contribute to the Ecological Crisis on Lake Baikal while Safe Alternatives are Available

Picture: Dams proposed by Mongolia in Lake Baikal basin. Rachel Nuwer published  in the New York Times a detailed report on the dire state of Lake Baikal caused by algal blooms and various forms of mismanagement. She also describes development of new hydropower in the basin as one of leading …

Construction of the Rogun Dam, the tallest and the most controversial, started in Tajikistan

Tajikistan on October 29th started construction of the controversial $3.9 billion USD Rogun hydropower dam on the Vakhsh River. The dam – designed with a height of 335m – is part of the 3600MW Rogun hydroelectric project (started in 1976), which may become the largest hydroelectric project in the region …