Category: <span>Amur</span>

XI All-Russian Conference with international participation “Rivers of Siberia and the Far East”

ORGANIZERS: Khabarovsk branch of the All-Russian Society for Nature Conservation WWF Russia Amur branch “Save Siberia and the Far East” Foundation Rivers without Boundaries Coalition Amur Basin Water Resources Management Administration of the Federal Agency for Water Resources Institute of Water and Environmental Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences …

Landscapes of Dauria – Paradise Lost?

A wetland refuge on the Russia-Mongolia border The Landscapes of Dauria is a UNESCO site home to some of Inner Asia’s most charismatic wildlife, but is threatened by Mongolia’s Blue Horse programme of water infrastructure projects   Eugene Simonov   The Third Pole. June 8, 2021   Editor’s note: This is …

IRENA’s Call for Renewable Colonialism: Ignorance or Intended Policy?

A new joint study between the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), provides their perspectives on the interconnection potential in Northeast Asia and “insights for policy makers and key stakeholders”. The dream of “Asian Supergrid” has continuously inspired not only  visionaries from Russia, Japan, …

Stop Destruction of Life on Earth: CSOs urge banks to adopt “No Go” policy for biodiversity rich areas

Banks called upon to take action to protect biodiversity ahead of UN Biodiversity Conference in Kunming Today, 24 organisations and civil society alliances based in 16 countries sent an open letter to 55 private sector banks globally, calling on them to take concrete action to help protect biodiversity and safeguard …

Destruction of Salmon – Threat to Indigenous Peoples of the North

One of the most striking speeches of the recently concluded 20th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was the address delivered by the Vice President of the Far Eastern Federal District chapter of the Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and Far East of the …

Ageing Dams Pose Growing Threat

A report by the United Nations University has said that by 2050, most of the world’s population will live downstream of dams operating at or beyond their design life, which could have implications on public safety, escalating maintenance costs, and reservoir sedimentation. The report, “Ageing Water Infrastructure: An Emerging Global …