Tag: <span>Conservation</span>

Chinese State-owned SDIC quietly proceeds with extermination of Tapanuli Orangutans

SDIC has marketed its environmental credentials but has invested in controversial Batang Toru hydropower plant in Sumatra Oliver Telling in Singapore, Financial Times. JUNE 18 2022 A Chinese state-owned company that trumpeted its green credentials when listing on the London Stock Exchange has quietly acquired a development in Indonesia that scientists …

Erdeneburen hydropower project in Mongolia contradicts “Green Belt and Road” standards

By Sukhgerel Dugersuren ,  The Third Pole  https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/energy/opinion-still-time-to-rethink-mongolias-erdeneburen-hydropower-plant/ In April, construction was due to start on Mongolia’s largest hydropower plant to date. The Erdeneburen hydropower plant is planned to be built on the Khovd River in western Mongolia, in an ecologically sensitive area of a national park. The project, which …

Hydropower dams may derail the St. Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation

A new study shows that reservoirs in the wilderness fragment and destroy habitat for big cats. The same happens with apes, large migrating mammals and several other animal groups you would hardly associate with dams. And it is much worse when talking of freshwater dolphins, migratory fish (most fish migrates),waterfowl …

World Heritage as a “No Go” Zone for Investment in Industry and Infrastructure

Dams threatening Lake Baikal and five other iconic areas are featured in a new report by Friends of the Earth US “World Heritage Forever? How Banks Can Protect the World’s Most Iconic Cultural and Natural Sites”. The report is examining how the international banking sector lacks strong policies and practices …

Recommendations to the World Heritage Committee. “Heritage Dammed” Updated. Part III.

Given tragic situation with river ecosystem protection  in the realm of the World Heritage Convention,  we want to bring to attention of Your delegations a concise brief detailing our findings and recommendations. We hope that Your Country will be able to promote strengthening freshwater ecosystem conservation. Rivers without Boundaries Coalition …