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Extractivism, environmental migration and water conflict: civil society reflects at the COP22
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Extractivism, environmental migration and water conflict: civil society reflects at the COP22

[:en]By Toon Bijnens, Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign 2016 will be the hottest year recorded in human history, and the world is looking for urgent action on climate change. Under the principles of mitigation and adaptation to climate change, the COP22 (UN Climate Change Conference) took place in Marrakech, Morocco (7-18 November). No...

Iraq’s Marsh Arabs more optimistic after World Heritage status
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Iraq’s Marsh Arabs more optimistic after World Heritage status

[:en] United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 23 November 2016  The Marshlands of Mesopotamia in southern Iraq are a rare aquatic landscape in the desert, and a biodiversity hotspot for key migratory birds. “They are a unique ecosystem regionally and globally where we see the largest river system in the Middle East, a rich biodiversity, and...

Call for collaboration on the implementation of UNESCO recommendations for the Iraqi Marshes!
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Call for collaboration on the implementation of UNESCO recommendations for the Iraqi Marshes!

[:en]Statement by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign September 22, 2016 Following the 3rd session of the Iraqi Social Forum in Baghdad The Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign congratulates the Iraqi Government and people as well as the office of UNESCO in Iraq on the outstanding achievement of the inscription...

Mega water projects and the environmental crisis in the Iraqi Marshes: a publication by A Sud
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Mega water projects and the environmental crisis in the Iraqi Marshes: a publication by A Sud

[:en] Beyond the rhetoric of “waves” as used by the media in their narrative of migration flows to Europe lies a different and more complex reality, a reality beyond wars, extreme poverty and political persecution. The UNHCR 2014-2015 data estimates the number of refugees in the world between 14 and 15 million. There are, however,...

The Tigris Declaration To Save Hasankeyf and Mesopotamian Marshes
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The Tigris Declaration To Save Hasankeyf and Mesopotamian Marshes

[:en]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 Committee. Sign the petition now! A delegation of Iraqis from the Marshes went to visit the city of Ashankayef, also threatened by the Ilisu dam, and they...

Marsh Arabs protest Ilisu Project in Hasankeyf
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Marsh Arabs protest Ilisu Project in Hasankeyf

[:en]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 from Iraq to speak to us. We live in one of the most significant regions in the world – the Mesopotamian marshlands – which is in danger...