The free-flowing days of the beautiful Tua River in Portugal are numbered: very soon, hundreds of hectares of farmland, one of Europe’s finest rivers for mountain and white water sports and one of the continent’s oldest railway lines will be flooded for the Foz Tua dam, a dam that nobody wants but everybody will have to pay for.
Effective immediately, the Dutch development bank FMO is suspending all activities in Honduras, after yet another anti-dam-activist, Nelson García, was shot dead. Read the bank’s press release
Within the context of the "Save the Blue Heart of Europe" campaign, we would like to invite you to a very unusual protest action: led by former Slovenian Olympic athlete Rok Rozman, kayakers from all over Europe will paddle the most stunning Balkan rivers between April 16 and May 20. The socalled “Balkan Rivers Tour” is an activity against the dam tsunami which is threatening to destroy the unique river landscape on the Balkan Peninsula.
The famous outdoor outfitter Patagonia has just published an article about the Save the Blue Heart of Europe campaign on their global blog “The Cleanest Line”: Save the Blue Heart of Europe: The Balkan Rivers story
Europe’s biggest hydropower corporation – the Austrian Verbund AG, is complaining about too much electricity on the European market. Particularly wind power and the expansion of solar power results in an oversupply of energy on the market leading to declining prices for producer.
In a petition, International Rivers calls upon the financiers and builders (FMO, Finnfund, CABEI and Voith-Siemens) of the Agua Zarca Dam in Honduras to pull out of the project. On March 2, Berta Cáceres was brutally murdered for her opposition against the dam project. Sign the petition!
Last night, anti-dam acitivist Berta Caceres was assassinated in her home in Honduras. The indigenous rights campaigner received the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015 for her commitment and courage in the fight against the Agua Zarca Dam which would displace hundreds.