Latest News

This page features the latest news and articles on the Tigris-Euphrates basin. For a list of Save the Tigris activities, please click here.
15Sep
Workshop on the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, ICSSI Conference 201

You are invited to participate in a workshop on the Save the Tigris Campaign that will be held in Basra. This session will be part of the IV…

14Jul
Open Letter on the Impacts for Iraq of the Construction of the Ilisu Dam in Turkey

To:  The Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, and through him to all relevant government representatives and members of the Iraqi Parliament, The Speaker…

17Jun
New global partnership for Save the Tigris Campaign

ICSSI would like to announce that it has a new global partner for our Save the Tigris and Mesopotamia Campaign: 350.org. 350.org works to build a global grassroots…

28May
The Tigris Declaration To Save Hasankeyf and Mesopotamian Marshes

The international campaign against the Ilisu dam project on the Tigris river has reached a new threshold: nearly 25 000 have signed the petition to the UNESCO World Heritage…

28May
Flooding the Cradle of Civilization: Campaign Against the Ilisu Dam

By Johanna L. Rivera Last year around this time I was in a town called Hasankeyf located along the Tigris River in the Batman Province in Turkey. The…

22May
Marsh Arabs protest Ilisu Project in Hasankeyf

Cradle of Civilization at Risk of Desertification: Tigris Declaration sent to UN Hasankeyf, Turkey, May 22, 2012 “We have come from Iraq to speak, because no one came…

29Mar
Launch of petition to save World Heritage in Mesopotamia threatened by the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River

Launch of petition to save World Heritage in Mesopotamia threatened by the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River Today a worldwide petition addressed to the UNESCO World Heritage…