Tag: Press Release

20Mar
Letter From Save the Tigris to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre: Concerns and Requests regarding the Ahwar of Iraq

In 2016 the Iraqi Marshes were inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Ahwar. Each year, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee reviews reports on…

29Jul
Stop the Filling of the Ilisu Dam!

Stop the filling of the Ilisu Dam! Statement by Save the Tigris Campaign, 29 July 2019 Despite strong domestic and international opposition, the Turkish government has commenced filling…

7Nov
Joint statement on the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Human security requires environmental security Joint statement on the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, November 6 2018 Original statement…

1Aug
Equal Water Shares for the peoples of Iraq and Iran – A call for collaboration to preserve the shared rivers!

Press statement by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign 1 August 2017 Recently dams have been seriously affecting the water courses of Iraq. The shared rivers…

19Jul
A Great Achievement After 4 years of Campaigning: The Marshes of Iraq Inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage

Statement by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign 20 July, 2016 Congratulations to the Iraqi people and everyone involved in the preservation of the world heritage…

9Jun
Call for Action to Protect the Marshlands of Mesopotamia!

Statement by the Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign – June 9, 2016 Prior to the 40th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Istanbul…

29Sep
The Threat of Ilisu Dam and the Failure of the Iraqi Government to Protect Iraqi’s Right to Water

Press Statement by “Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign”, attending the Iraqi review by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Geneva, 28 October 2015…

12May
Open Letter to the Iraqi Government, the Kurdistan Regional Government from the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign

Press Release, May 12, 2015 Iraq faces a growing water emergency. Frequent water shortages, due to chronic mismanagement, have intensified into a complex crisis. Daesh is using Iraq’s…

20Jan
The Mosul Dam and the Italian Role. What are the Risks?

Press release by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, 20 January 2016. 1. Mosul Dam, the largest dam in Iraq, now the most dangerous dam in…

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…

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…