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Berta Cáceres memorial vigil
Monday, April 4, 2016
In March we reported on the death of Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres. Well, just a week after her murder, Nelson García, another activist from her group, the Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras or COPINH, was also killed.

Celebrating Liberated Rivers

Glines Canyon Dam Removal
At International Rivers we celebrate whenever a dam is decommissioned and removed, and we have created a playlist of videos on YouTube that feature dam removals. I highly recommend you take a moment to celebrate with us as you watch these rivers flow freely once again.

Baram Dam Stopped! A Victory for Indigenous Rights

Baram Dam blockade.
At a time when indigenous land rights are being trampled on around the globe – and indigenous leaders are facing life-threatening violence – a ray of light has appeared in the state of Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo.

European funders suspend support for Agua Zarca Dam

The Agua Zarca dam construction site in Honduras
After another Honduran activist was murdered, FMO and Finnfund have suspended their support for Agua Zarca. What needs to happen next?

New Hope for China’s Last Free-Flowing River

The Nu River in Ocrtober 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Chinese sources report that the government of Yunnan Province has decided to stop all dam construction on China's last free-flowing river. If confirmed, this decision will protect a biodiversity hotspot of global importance.

China Blocks Destructive Yangtze Dam

Thursday, May 7, 2015
From April 2015 World Rivers ReviewChina’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has blocked construction on a controversial megadam that would have flooded the last free-flowing section of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, the Financial Times reported in April. The Xiaonanhai Dam would have destroyed rare habitat for endangered fish species, including dozens that are found nowhere else in the world. The stretch of river to be flooded was protected by a national nature reserve, as it is the final remaining spawning ground for many native fish. The boundaries of the nature reserve were

US Congress Sets Strict Limits on Global Dam Funding

The World Bank-funded Sardar Sarovar Dam in India
In its budget bill for 2015, the US Congress passed strict conditions on what kind of dams the World Bank and international financiers can build. Will they transform the way dams are planned and developed?

US Congress Takes Landmark Decision for Rivers and Rights

Children in Guatemala's Rio Negro
In a landmark decision Congress has instructed the US government to oppose any new large dams in international financial institutions, and called for justice for the victims of human rights abuses in their projects. What does this amazing breakthrough mean?

International Rivers Wins Prestigious MacArthur Award

Thursday, February 28, 2013
International Rivers is one of only 13 nonprofit organizations around the world to win this year’s MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The award recognizes exceptional grantees who have demonstrated creativity and impact. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation sees this sizable one-time grant as an investment in International Rivers' long-term effectiveness.

Reflecting on a Story of Success in 2012

Communities fighting La Parota Dam on the River Papagayo float hand-made boats down the river as part of the International Day of Action for Rivers
At International Rivers, we and our partners are on the frontlines of resource conflicts whose outcomes have some of the starkest repercussions for living on Earth in the 21st century. We have staff on the ground campaigning hard for the river basins with the greatest biological and cultural diversity, the most productive fisheries, and those that originate in the highest mountains and flow through the greatest human population densities.


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