Protejamos el Rio Topo

Friday, June 12, 2009
Por favor ayudenos a convencer al Presidente y a otros gobernantes de Ecuador que es necesario proteger el Río Topo y el Corredor Ecológico Llanganates-Sangay. Solicitenle que consideren alternativas para desarrollar energía segura y renovable para Ecuador y que den protección permanente para que el Río Topo pueda fluir naturalmente y libremente para las futuras generaciones. Para mandar una carta pulse aqui.

Help Keep the Topo River Wild and Free-Flowing

Friday, June 12, 2009
Please help us to persuade the President and government decision-makers in Ecuador to maintain the integrity of the Topo River and the Llanganates-Sangay Ecological Corridor. Urge them to consider other alternatives for developing secure and renewable energy for Ecuador, and provide permanent protection for the Topo River to keep it as a wild, free-flowing river for the enjoyment of future generations.  To send the letter in English click here. Para mandar la carta en español haga click aqui.

Climate Change Partner Organizations

Payal Parekh, Tom Goldtooth and other CJN! activists
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Payal Parekh, Tom Goldtooth and other CJN! activists International Rivers' Climate Change campaign works with organizations in California, the US and worldwide to curb the use of carbon offsets from destructive hydropower projects in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in climate legislation. Through workshops and conferences, letter-writing, research, and advocacy, the Climate Change team seeks accountability in climate change legislation and emissions reporting, and demands attention for those most impacted by climate change and water (in)security. Some of our partners and n

Over Sixteen Thousand Call on Regional Governments to Save the Mekong

Save the Mekong postcard
Thursday, June 18, 2009
In a bold outpouring of public concern for Southeast Asia’s Mekong River, more than 16,000 people from within the six-country Mekong region and around the world have signed a “Save the Mekong” petition urging governments to abandon plans for hydropower development along the river’s mainstream. On June 18, representatives from the Save the Mekong coalition handed the petition to Thailand’s Prime Minister, H.E. Abhisit Vejjajiva, and asked him to work with regional leaders to protect the Mekong River and to pursue better ways to meet the region’s electricity needs.Over the past two

Victory: European Governments Backing Out of Ilisu Dam Project in Turkey

Hasankeyf June 22, 2009 Germany, Austria and Switzerland will withdraw their export credit guarantees for the highly controversial Ilisu dam project in Turkey by July 6th, as the German daily Frankfurter Rundschau Online reported. This is an unprecedented step in the history of export finance. Tigris Valley - threatened by the planned Ilisu Dam Ulrich Eichelmann Due to repeated violations of the export credit guarantee conditions by the Turkish authorities, the government of Germany decided on the final withdrawal on June 19, according to Frankfurter Rundschau. As the three countries

Media Kit: The Home Depot 2009 Shareholders' Meeting

Pascua Flowing Into Lago Chico
For more information or to schedule interviews with spokespeople, please contact Shayna Samuels at 718-541-4785.Pascua Flowing Into Lago Chico Aviva Imhof Fact SheetsFact sheet: Why Dam Home Depot? (HTML) (PDF) Myth vs. Fact: The Home Depot and Patagonia (PDF)Briefing Paper: Patagonia's Wild Rivers at Risk (PDF)Press ReleasesEnglishSpanishAtlanta Media AdvisoryPhotos Headwaters of the Pascua RiverPascua RiverBaker RiverDam Home Depot Banner 1Dam Home Depot Banner 2GraphicsFlyerBumper StickerSmall Sticker

Home Depot and the Patagonia Dam Controversy: Why Dam Home Depot?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
A FAQ on Patagonia's Rivers and The Home Depot What’s the issue? Several multinational corporations have proposed a series of five dams on two rivers in remote Patagonia, Chile.The dams would require the construction of more than 1,500 miles of transmission lines, requiring the world’s longest clearcut through globally rare forests and roadless wilderness.Thousands of acres of native forest and wetlands, including rare wildlife, would be flooded and destroyed if the dams are approved.International Rivers works with Chilean and international organizations in the Council to Defend Patagonia

Amazon: Belo Monte Dam on Google Earth

  Download our Google Earth Tour (What is this?) Sign the petition to stop the monstrous Belo Monte Dam now! International Rivers and Amazon Watch have partnered with actors Sigourney Weaver and Dira Paes to produce a new Google Earth tour and video called “Defending the Rivers of the Amazon.” The tour illustrates the impacts of diverting the mighty Xingu River, such as reducing access to water along a 100-km stretch called the "Big Bend," where two indigenous tribes have lived for generations. It animates the flooding associated with the dam, impacts on the region’s sp

Free Rivers Award

Free Rivers Award
The FREE RIVERS AWARD honors activists, communities, social movements and non-governmental organizations which defend or restore free-flowing rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them. It supports effective grassroots campaigns and celebrates their successes. The Free Rivers Award is sponsored by Friends of the Earth International, International Rivers, and Oxfam Australia. It was created in 2009, and is granted every three years on World Water Day. The first FREE RIVERS AWARD was awarded to Hasankeyf'i Yaşatma Girişimi in March 2009. Hasankeyf'i Yaşatma Girişimi has inspire

Dam Home Depot, Save Patagonia's Rivers

The Endangered Wilderness of the Pascua
Read about International Rivers' Action at The Home Depot's Annual Shareholder Meeting: Press Release, Media Kit The Home Depot is the largest US buyer of timber products from the Matte Group, one of the companies planning to build five big dams on two pristine rivers in Patagonia, southern Chile. The dams and their associated transmission lines would ruin rivers, flood rare endangered forests and destroy livelihoods. Why The Home Depot? Every year The Home Depot purchases 50 million dollars worth of timber products from the Matte and Angelini groups – owners of wood products companies CMPC


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