A new court decision suspends environmental license for gold mining project in Pará based on the lack of consultation with affected riverside communities. Ruling comes one month after the Federal Appellate Court of the First Region upheld the suspension of the license for lack of consultation with Indigenous peoples Altamira, Pará, May 26, 2022 –…Read More
Protecting rivers and defending the rights of the communities that depend on them
Mekong environmental leader Niwat Roykaew wins prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize
The 7 recipients of the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize were announced. Among them is Niwat Roykaew, school teacher turned #RiverDefender
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 the cancellation of the Lancang-Mekong Navigation Channel Improvement Project, known as the Mekong “rapids-blasting” project.
He campaigned to stop this project that would forever change the #Mekong River ecosystem and the lives of those that depend on it.
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.
By Pai Deetes, Regional Campaigns and Communications Director, Southeast Asia Program 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 the cancellation of the Lancang-Mekong Navigation Channel Improvement Project, known as the Mekong…Read More