<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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Rights of Forests and Animals Species on Opening Day of Cumbre Madre Tierra CDMX 2022

Rights of Forests and Animals Species on Opening Day of Cumbre Madre Tierra CDMX 2022

On Wednesday, October 26, specialists and the public joined for the first day of Cumbre Madre Tierra 2022, an event organized by Earth Law Center Mexico and the Transdisciplinary Center for Sustainability (CENTRUS) at Ibero University in Mexico City. José Antonio Morfín Rojas, professor and director of the Science, Art and Technology Department at Ibero…

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Proposal prohibiting construction of hydroelectric and infrastructure projects on the Cuiabá River, is closer to becoming law in the Mato Grosso state in Brazil

Proposal prohibiting construction of hydroelectric and infrastructure projects on the Cuiabá River, is closer to becoming law in the Mato Grosso state in Brazil

A victory for the Pantanal– the world’s largest tropical wetland! By twenty votes to three, the Legislative Assembly of the State of Mato Grosso (ALMT) this week overturned Governor Mauro Mendes’ veto to bill PL 957/2019. Defended by socio-environmental groups, riverside communities, fishermen, and residents of the Baixada Cuiabana, the bill prohibits the installation of Small…

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Proposta que proíbe construção de hidrelétricas e projetos de infraestrutura no rio Cuiabá, no Mato Grosso, está muito perto de virar de lei no Estado

Proposta que proíbe construção de hidrelétricas e projetos de infraestrutura no rio Cuiabá, no Mato Grosso, está muito perto de virar de lei no Estado

Uma vitória para o Pantanal! Por 20 votos a três, a Assembleia Legislativa do Estado do Mato Grosso (ALMT) derrubou nesta semana o veto do governador Mauro Mendes ao PL 957/2019. Defendido por entidades socioambientais, comunidades de ribeirinhos, pescadores e moradores da Baixada Cuiabana, o projeto de lei proíbe a instalação de Pequenas Centrais Hidrelétricas…

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World Water Week 2022: The Value of Water

World Water Week 2022: The Value of Water

People around the world are coming together starting today in Stockholm for World Water Week, the leading conference on global water issues, held every year since 1991. The Week attracts a diverse mix of participants from many professional backgrounds and every corner of the world. The event is an important platform to understand and develop…

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Socio-environmental organizations ask Colombian  congress representatives to legislate for the environment

Socio-environmental organizations ask Colombian congress representatives to legislate for the environment

16 Colombian congress representatives attended an event on August 17, in which socio-environmental organizations asked them to prioritize relevant environmental issues. August 17, 2022 – Socio-environmental organizations and coalitions including International Rivers convened a meeting Colombian congress representative with with the aim of promoting four legislative initiatives that seek progress in the implementation of public…

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Court dismissal of Xayaburi dam lawsuit highlights the need to strengthen accountability of cross-border investments

Court dismissal of Xayaburi dam lawsuit highlights the need to strengthen accountability of cross-border investments

By Phairin Sohsai and Gary Lee On 17 August, the Thai Supreme Administrative Court ruled to dismiss a lawsuit, filed by 37 Thai villagers against five Thai state agencies for their role in approving the Xayaburi hydropower dam’s Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Filed 10 years ago, the Xayaburi lawsuit was the first community-filed lawsuit related…

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Brazil’s Legislative Assembly approves a law draft that prohibits the construction of hydroelectric dams on the Cuiabá River

Brazil’s Legislative Assembly approves a law draft that prohibits the construction of hydroelectric dams on the Cuiabá River

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…

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Defenders of Brazilian Amazon travel to Europe to Denounce Threats and Rights Violations by Industrial and Illegal Mining

Defenders of Brazilian Amazon travel to Europe to Denounce Threats and Rights Violations by Industrial and Illegal Mining

A delegation comprised of Brazilian Indigenous and community leaders from the Amazonian Xingu and Tapajós regions is traveling to Belgium and Switzerland to meet with European Union officials and denounce the invasions in their territories by mining companies such as the Canada’s Belo Sun and by illegal gold miners, who are driving the genocide of…

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Join us in celebrating World Water Day!

Join us in celebrating World Water Day!

Today on World Water Day, we celebrate the essential importance of clean water to our lives.  Water is essential to all life. Today, we continue advocating for freshwater and raising awareness for those who fight for the rights of rivers, protection of riverine and indigenous community rights, and access to clean, undammed, undiverted free-flowing rivers….

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Dorado catfish: the Amazon fish with the world’s longest freshwater migration

Dorado catfish: the Amazon fish with the world’s longest freshwater migration

The Dorado catfish travels almost 7,200 miles up and down the Amazon River. Its life cycle relies on the free flow of this freshwater ecosystem.  Versão em português linkada aqui (Portuguese version) One of the three goliath catfish in the Amazon River, the Dorado catfish (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii) is leathery with a metallic coloration. Fishermen and…

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