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This page features the latest news and articles on the Tigris-Euphrates basin. For a list of Save the Tigris activities, please click here.
17Feb
Party to Paris Accord, Can Iraq Stop Climate Change Turning Fields to Deserts?

By Hannah Lynch, Rudaw, 16 February 2021 Kalar, Kurdistan Region of Iraq — Driving south through Sulaimani province, the snow-capped Zagros Mountains recede in the rear view mirror…

3Feb
Join Save the Tigris!

Since 2020 Save the Tigris is officially operating in the Netherlands. Our network is currently looking to expand its presence in the Netherlands and Europe with two staffmembers:…

31Dec
Iraq and Turkey Continue to Discuss Water Quotas

31 December 2020 Compiled from various sources: Arab Weekly, The National, Middle East Monitor Iraq’s Water Resources Minister, Mahdi Rashid Al-Hamdani, said on 30 December 2020 he would…

16Dec
Iraqi President’s Speech at UN’s Climate Ambition Summit 2020: Iraq is Moving into a New, Greener Era

Iraqi presidency On Saturday, December 12, 2020, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih, announced that Iraq was heading into a new, greener era during a…

26Nov
Rivers for Recovery Statement – A Global Call to Protect Rivers and Rights as Essential For a Just and Green Recovery

More than 130 organizations from 45 countries have endorsed the global call, including Save the Tigris Campaign. Endorse this call here The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting public…

11Nov
New Report Touches Upon Unsustainable Bird Hunting in the Marshes

Humat Dijlah in collaboration with Save the Tigris have produced an in-depth report on the issue of bird hunting in the Central Marshes of Iraq, a World Heritage…

12Oct
Dam Building Projects Could Fuel Water Stress in Middle East

By Kira Walker, DW, 8 October 2020 While scientists warn of their negative impact on biodiversity, the autonomous Kurdistan Region is building multiple dams to respond to water…

11Oct
Traditional Boats Adorn the Tigris River to Celebrate the Efforts of Medical Personnel in Confronting COVID

After a five-month pause due to the nationwide quarantine and other preventive measures in place to stop the spread of Covid-19, the Humat Dijla Association resumed its activities…

4Sep
Iraqi Kurdistan Faces Water ‘Catastrophe’ as Iran Cuts Off Rivers

By Kakalaw Abdulla, Dler Abdullain Sulaymaniyah, Iraq Middle East Eye, 3 September 2020 Iraq’s Kurdish region is facing a humanitarian crisis due to Iran’s dam projects and water…

1Sep
Urgent Call to Resolve Mounting Problems in Hasankeyf

+++ Hasankeyf Matters +++ Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive +++ 1 September 2020 In past years, the ancient city of Hasankeyf attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors each…

13Aug
How to Prevent Climate Change From Causing Basra to Drown?

By Prof Dr. Hasan Khalil Hasan, Environmental Researcher, University of Basra, Iraq for Planetary Security Initiative The lower part of the Mesopotamian basin, Basra in particular, is one…

15Jul
New Project Launched to Promote Socio-Economic Growth through Eco-Tourism and Heritage Preservation in Dhi Qar, Iraq

Un Ponte Per has recently started an ambitious new 2-year project in Southern Iraq, funded by UNDP. Sumereen: Sumerian Youth for Economic Development and Cultural Heritage aimsto create…