Tag: marshes

22Mar
How much longer can the water crisis be neglected?

Updates on the Save Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, March 2015 The water crisis in the Middle East region is aggravating, turning from a shortage of water resources…

3Feb
Iraqi Marshes, Second Step Towards World Heritage!

February 2014 , Baghdad, Iraq The international coalition of the “Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign” welcomes the achievement accomplished by the national Iraqi team for the …

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…

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…

2Dec
Call for Papers: Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign

Call for Papers: Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign Launched Sunday December the 2nd, 2013 Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), a member in the Save…

28Nov
Impacts of Ilisu Dam in Iraq: A lecture at the Marine Science Center Basra University

Iraq faces enormous challenges in terms of water resources. Once the cradle of civilizations, an agricultural haven, now Iraq’s land has dried significantly mostly due to man-made causes.…

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…