Congo River Basin Animation Series

Congo River Basin Animation Series

  ***Français ci-dessous*** International Rivers’ Africa Program is excited to launch an animated community education series on the Congo River Basin.  This animated series aims to provide easily digestible information for riverine and hydropower dam-affected communities. It covers the basics of river basin ecology, hydroelectric dams and their impacts, as well as community rights and renewable…

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All around success of Samana Fest 2024: Multicultural Celebration in Defense of Río Samaná

All around success of Samana Fest 2024: Multicultural Celebration in Defense of Río Samaná

Supported by International Rivers, Samana Fest reunited more than 2,500 people in favor of the protection of the Río Samaná Norte, the last free flowing river in the eastern region of Antioquia, Colombia. Last week, the sixth edition of Samana Fest was celebrated near Medellin, Colombia. This event, which took place from the 11th to…

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How the Rights of Nature Movement Can Protect Rivers in Brazil

How the Rights of Nature Movement Can Protect Rivers in Brazil

by Flavio Montiel, International Rivers’ Brazil Manager Last month, I had the opportunity to participate in the second Brazilian Rights of Nature Forum held in Ilhéus, Brazil. The forum served as a gathering point for more than 300 people from diverse biomes of Brazil. The event brought together environmentalists, legal scholars, Indigenous leaders, original populations,…

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Press Release | Removal of diversion dam restores flows to Klamath River canyon for the first time in nearly a century

Press Release | Removal of diversion dam restores flows to Klamath River canyon for the first time in nearly a century

Press Release from the Klamath River Renewal Corporation   For Immediate Release: November 2, 2023  Contact: Ren Brownell, PIO, ren@klamathrenewal.org, 530-670-0016  Work on Copco No. 2 Dam Removal Comes to a Close  Removal of the diversion dam restores flows to historic Klamath River canyon for the first time in nearly a century.   (Hornbrook, Ca) This week, crews put the…

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Universal recognition for the Rights of Nature grows at UN event in Brazil

Universal recognition for the Rights of Nature grows at UN event in Brazil

Over the past few days, International Rivers had the incredible privilege of participating in a groundbreaking event that spotlighted the increasingly vital concept of the “Rights of Nature” in Brazil. The second Brazilian Rights of Nature Forum took place October 6 – 8th, in the breathtaking backdrop of Ilhéus, Bahia. This Brazilian Rights of Nature…

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Why river protection needs to be addressed at this week’s Amazon Summit

Why river protection needs to be addressed at this week’s Amazon Summit

By Flávio Montiel, International Rivers – Brazil The Amazon Summit, one of the most important environmental meetings of the year, is taking place this week in Brazil. Representatives from the eight Amazonian nations will come together to discuss strategies and policies for the protection and sustainable development of the Amazon.  The Amazon is the largest…

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On World Water Day, new briefing paper calls on banks and financiers to prohibit harmful financing to free-flowing rivers

On World Water Day, new briefing paper calls on banks and financiers to prohibit harmful financing to free-flowing rivers

International Rivers, Friends of the Earth US, and Rivers without Boundaries co-published a new briefing paper, called, “Protecting biodiversity from harmful financing: Free flowing rivers.” Published on World Water Day, the briefing paper explains why it is important for banks and financiers to prohibit direct and indirect financing to harmful activities which negatively impact or alter free-flowing…

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Centering Rights of Rivers and human rights at the UN Water Conference

Centering Rights of Rivers and human rights at the UN Water Conference

By Bonnie Barclay, Global Communications Manager for International Rivers International Rivers joins coalition and local partners at the 2023 UN Water Conference this week in New York City. This year’s conference is the “Midterm Comprehensive Review of the implementation of the UN Decade for Action Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018 – 2028”, marking the midpoint…

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<strong>“We are all nature, and we’re here together to build on how to take our world to a side of more harmony”</strong>

“We are all nature, and we’re here together to build on how to take our world to a side of more harmony”

Day Two of the Cumbre Madre Tierra October 27 2022, Mexico City – The second day of #CumbreMadreTierra explored the rights of the oceans, rivers and other water sources, and discussed approaches to tackling climate change. Claudia Brindis, United Nations (UN) Harmony with Nature Program expert and operational director for Earth Law Center Mexico, began…

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