Press Release | Marañón River as a Holder of Rights: Press Conference and Upcoming Appeal of Landmark Case

Press Release | Marañón River as a Holder of Rights: Press Conference and Upcoming Appeal of Landmark Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 7, 2024 Media Contacts: F. Javier Ruíz, Earth Law Center, (jruiz@earthlaw.org, +52 55 2403 3277) Juan Carlos Ruíz, Instituto Defensa Legal, (jruiz@idl.org.pe, +51 997 521 685) Iquitos, Perú — On May 9th, the Indigenous Kukama Women Federation (Huaynakana Kamatahuara Kana), through its lawyers Instituto Defensa Legal, will appear before the Superior…

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Statement | Dam collapse in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Statement | Dam collapse in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Português abaixo e aqui International Rivers expresses its concern and solidarity over the unfolding tragedy in southern Brazil, where a partial dam collapsed after torrential rainfall at the 14 de Julho hydroelectric plant and unleashed a wall of water on communities downstream. At least 30 people have reportedly died and dozens more are missing. More…

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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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Congratulations to Astrid Puentes, the new UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment

Congratulations to Astrid Puentes, the new UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment

With immense pleasure and gratitude, International Rivers congratulates former board member Astrid Puentes Riaño on her new appointment to this critical United Nations role.  At the 55th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Astrid Puentes was appointed the next UN Special Rapporteur on the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment….

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Water For All! Highlights from the 27th International Day of Action for Rivers

Water For All! Highlights from the 27th International Day of Action for Rivers

On March 14th, people all over the world gathered to protect and celebrate rivers for the 27th annual International Day of Action for Rivers.  This year, we recorded over 110 events in more than 40 countries with thousands of people celebrating their rivers, and uniting against dams, water diversions and pollution in multiple ways. You…

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Press Release | Peruvian Documentary “Karuara, People of the River” selected for Canadian Hot Docs Festival

Press Release | Peruvian Documentary “Karuara, People of the River” selected for Canadian Hot Docs Festival

A coproduction of Asociación Quisca with the Kukama Indigenous Women’s Federation and Radio Ucamara, the documentary premieres shortly after a Peruvian judge ruled that the Marañón River has intrinsic rights FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 3rd, 2024 Download the press release here. MEDIA CONTACTS:Stephanie Boyd, Quisca, quisaproductions@gmail.com, Canada cell: 365-800-0881, Peru cell/WhatsApp: (+51) 987 101 604 (Spanish,…

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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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PRESS RELEASE | Community Triumph: Proposed Castanheira Hydropower Dam Denied in Mato Grosso, Brazil

PRESS RELEASE | Community Triumph: Proposed Castanheira Hydropower Dam Denied in Mato Grosso, Brazil

Original article, click here. Mato Grosso State Secretariat for the Environment State (SEMA-MT) denies and archives the environmental licensing process for the hydroelectric plant planned for the Arinos River, located in the northwest region of Mato Grosso. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 22, 2024 MEDIA CONTACTS Dafne Spolti, OPAN, dafne@amazonianativa.org.br (Portuguese and English) Bruna Pineiro,…

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PRESS RELEASE | Landmark ruling: The Peruvian Court of Nauta recognizes the rights of the Marañón River and the Indigenous communities as its guardians

PRESS RELEASE | Landmark ruling: The Peruvian Court of Nauta recognizes the rights of the Marañón River and the Indigenous communities as its guardians

In a historic milestone for the protection of the Marañón River, led by indigenous Kukama women of Peru, the Peruvian Mixed Court in Nauta ruled to protect the rights of the Marañón River FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Click here for the Spanish version March 19, 2024 MEDIA CONTACTS: Isadora Armani, International Rivers, iarmani@internationalrivers.org (English, Spanish, Portuguese)…

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Women and Rivers Learning Paper: Lessons from Co-Creation of a Platform for Women in Water Governance in the Mekong Region

Women and Rivers Learning Paper: Lessons from Co-Creation of a Platform for Women in Water Governance in the Mekong Region

Published in partnership with Open Development Mekong All over the world, women play a critical role in providing, managing and safeguarding water resources. Yet too often, governments ignore women’s lives and perspectives when making decisions about water. Years of experience have shown us that dams and other water infrastructure impact communities in gendered ways. Dam projects…

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PRESS RELEASE | International Climate Justice and Human Rights Organizations Call on ADB President to Raise Alarms About Vietnam’s Commitment to A Just Energy Transition During Upcoming Visit

PRESS RELEASE | International Climate Justice and Human Rights Organizations Call on ADB President to Raise Alarms About Vietnam’s Commitment to A Just Energy Transition During Upcoming Visit

MEDIA CONTACT: v4climateleaders@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2024 While Asian Development Bank (ADB) President, Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa, visits Vietnam next week from March 11-15, we urge him to sound the alarm on the country’s lack of genuine commitment to its Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) and other climate finance projects while its climate leaders…

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