26 May 2022 Today, Niwat Roykaew of Chiang Khong Conservation Group is a recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, for a momentous win for the Mekong River where the Thai Cabinet formally called for cancellation of the Lancang-Mekong Navigation Channel Improvement Project, known as the Mekong “rapids-blasting” project. The cabinet decision was the culmination of…Read More
Protecting rivers and defending the rights of the communities that depend on them
Tapajós Under the Sun: Diving in the ecological, sociocultural and economic characteristics of the watershed
Tapajos Sob o Sol, the recent study by International Rivers sheds light on the Tapajós River basin, providing an updated x-ray on this area, and warning of threats in the region and reinforcing its potential for a sustainable social bioeconomy.
The study featured articles from researchers Bruna Cigaran, Ricard Scoles, Bruno Peregrina Puga and Ana Blaser and written pieces by Ailton Krenak, indigenous leader Juarez Saw Munduruku and riverine leader Priest Edilberto Sena.
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Rivers are the arteries of the earth, supporting the highest rate of biodiversity compared to any other ecosystem and providing for the livelihoods of millions of local, indigenous and traditional peoples. Rivers are also under extreme threat, with less than 10% of the world’s river basins protected.
International Rivers strengthens movements of communities and civil society at the forefront of defending rivers by:
- Undertaking investigative research to generate robust data and evidence to inform policies and campaigns.
- Remaining independent and fearless in campaigning to expose and resist destructive projects.
- Developing a vision that protects rivers and the communities that depend upon them.
Yesterday, the Legislative Assembly of the State of Mato Grosso in Brazil approved the law draft that prohibits the construction of dams along the entire length of the Cuiabá River. The draft was authored by state deputy Wilson Santos (PSDB) and was created in response to the proposition of six dams on the river that…Read More