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 …

Mesopotamia Marshes and Cultural Heritage of Iraq Threatened by the Makhoul Dam

Hydro-engineering war against nature and people has further escalated in the Tigris River Basin. In 2020 Turkey completed infamous Ilisu Hydropower project (see “Test killing” of Tigris River by Turkish Authorities Has Started ), while in early 2021 Iran diverted part of Lesser Zab River to replenish Urmia Lake (see …

Water transfers fuel corruption and environmental degradation in Iran – a Statement Issued by Iranian Civil Society

Iranian Environmentalists Mark International Day Against Water Transfer 17 April 2021 By the People’s Campaign to Save the Kind Zagros, supporter of Save the Tigris Campaign Iranian environmentalists annually celebrate the International Day Against Water Transfer on 17 April, or 28 Favardin, according to the Persian calendar. Water transfers between …

Appeal to UNESCO Regarding Criminalization of Civil Society Activists in the Russian Federation

On the Criminalization of Civil Society Activists in the Russian Federation We, the Civil Society Organizations who have attended the 9th International NGO Forum on World Heritage at Risk organized by World Heritage Watch online from 22-24 February 2021, as active and concerned citizens dealing with Natural and Cultural World …

Day of Action for Rivers in Georgia: Namakhvani Hydro Construction Halted

Photos by By Mariam Nikuradze     Georgian Government has been slow at learning lessons from the failure of Nenskra Hydro, which construction ignited protest of Svan minority population. As Korean K-Water is struggling to get out of the Nenskra project it owns, Turkish ENKA and Norwegian “Clean Energy” initiated similarly …