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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.
16Jul
The World Heritage Committee will be meeting in Cambodia: Iraq is a member, but the Iraqi marshes are not in the agenda!

Press Release: Open Letter on the submission of the Central Marshes to the World Heritage Committee To:  The Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki,…

8Jul
Save the Tigris Campaign holds successful seminars in four southern Iraq Provinces

Last week, the Save the Tigris Campaign held seminars in four provinces in South Iraq: Basra, Missan, Dhi Qar and Qadissiya with the support of local civil society…

14Jun
Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia and the Similar Turkish Case

By Ahmed az-Zoba`i Translation from Arabic by: Safaa Sheikh Hammed Original Arabic: http://www.iraqnewspaper.net/news.php?action=view&id=22010 “Egypt is the gift of the Nile,” says Herodotus. Egypt could have been part of the Great Arab Desert without the Nile. The…

2Jun
Rivers Unite, Dams Divide: A Struggle to Protect Rivers and Preserve Life

“The struggle of the Mapuche, Hasankeyf and the Indigenous people of the Amazon, is a struggle to preserve the planet” Mapuche leader Moira Millan to Osman Baydemir, Mayor…

26May
International Activists Block Ilısu Dam Construction Site

Press Release: International Activists Block Ilisu Dam Construction Site Source: Damocracy Representative from the Save the Tigris Campaign  participated in the delegation May 21 2013, Turkey Representatives of…

8May
Meet Me in Hasankeyf: Culture, People and Politics in Hasankeyf

By Johanna Rivera, Save the Tigris After our session on global solidarity against water grabs, I headed to south east Turkey, to the region where the GAP project…

23Apr
A common story between Chibayish and Hasankeyf

By Nawras Al-Shabani Translated by Taif Alwachi One of the kids began drawing his portrait, and bestowed it with bright colors, childhood innocence, and the beauty of nature…

22Apr
Global solidarity against water grabs by dams and mining projects

These are highlights from our session at the World Social Forum in Tunis titled “Global Solidarity Against Water Grabs by Dam and Mining Projects.” We had interventions and…

24Mar
Save Tigris Campaign releases Open Letter to Andritz: disastrous impacts of Ilisu Dam for Iraq

To: Mr Wolfgang Leitner, Andritz’s President and CEO From: Save the Tigris Campaign Coalition We are a group of Iraqi civil society organizations that are deeply concerned about…

24Mar
Press Release: Open Letter sent to Andritz Company concerning its engagement in the construction of Ilisu Dam

Press Release: Open Letter sent to Andritz Company concerning its engagement in the construction of  Ilisu Dam 22 March 2013 On occasion of Andritz’s Annual General Meeting which…

14Mar
Press Release: Save the Tigris Campaign Participates in the International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life

The People of Iraq Campaign to Save the Tigris announces its support to the global mobilization that took place on the framework of the International Day of Action…

28Jan
Ilisu Dam halted by Turkish Court

Save the Tigris Campaign welcomes the ruling of the Turkish State Council against the construction of the Ilisu dam project. This is a victory for those working against the…