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Rivers – overlooked and undervalued allies in the age of the climate crisis

What role do rivers play in your life? For billions of people around the world, they are – literally – their source of life and survival. Although rivers cover less than one percent of the Earth’s surface, they are the most biodiverse and productive ecosystems in the world. In this post, Félix Feider looks [...]

By |2022-10-25T10:05:23+00:00October 25th, 2022|Dams, Freshwater, Hydropower, Rivers|Comments Off on Rivers – overlooked and undervalued allies in the age of the climate crisis

A Clash of Visions Over the Congo River and Africa’s Biggest Dam Scheme

By Rudo Sanyanga  A native of Zimbabwe, Rudo holds a PhD in Aquatic Systems Ecology from Stockholm University. She is the Africa Program Director of International Rivers and is based in Pretoria. This article was first published here. It’s been three years since the governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Africa signed [...]

By |2018-08-31T16:36:20+00:00May 19th, 2016|Congo Basin, Dams, Forests|0 Comments

Conservation success in motion

Last night, Synchronicity Earth hosted a small event about large-scale dams. During it, we showed Todd Southgate’s DAMOCRACY, a story of resistance against two of the world’s most controversial dams – the Belo Monte in Brazil and the Ilisu Dam in Southeastern Turkey. The film was recently screened at the Wild and Scenic Film [...]

By |2018-08-31T15:32:57+00:00April 7th, 2014|Creating Awareness, Dams, Events|0 Comments

Will Congo’s Poor Benefit from World’s Largest Dam Project? Part Three

By Rudo Sanyanga A blog by Rudo Sanyanga. Rudo is the Africa Program Director at International Rivers, one of our partners within our freshwater portfolio. This is the final of three blogs by Rudo that looks back on a scoping trip that was undertaken as part of the project we are supporting – Protecting [...]

By |2018-08-31T04:12:55+00:00July 19th, 2013|Community, Dams, Sub-Saharan Africa|0 Comments

Will Congo’s Poor Benefit from World’s Largest Dam Project? Part Two

By Rudo Sanyanga A blog by Rudo Sanyanga. Rudo is the Africa Program Director at International Rivers, one of our partners within our freshwater portfolio. This is the second of three blogs by Rudo that looks back on a scoping trip that was undertaken as part of the project we are supporting – Protecting [...]

By |2018-08-31T04:09:30+00:00July 17th, 2013|Community, Dams, Sub-Saharan Africa|0 Comments