Tag: marshes

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…