river protection

Wild and Scenic Rivers

International Rivers knows from experience that even once it has been stopped, a proposed dam can resurface under a new name, design or location, posing an ongoing threat to unique ecosystems and local populations. Stopping one project is no guarantee that it won’t pop up somewhere else, under a different name. Now, International Rivers is exploring ways to make permanent river conservation in Chile, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador a legal reality. Why now? Rivers in these countries are increasingly being targeted by dam-builders, who view them as resources to be exploited for electricity and irr
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