Major road development threatens the Lesser Caucasus

Major road development in northeast Turkey threatens the Caucasus Endemic Bird Area, home of the Caucasian Black Grouse Doğa Derneği (BirdLife Turkey) announced that a major road development project to connect highlands of Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey, ironically named as Green Way (Yeşil Yol), is threatening the Caucasus Endemic Bird area, home of […]

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Damocracy The Movie

A documentary, Damocracy, focuses on the cultural and natural heritage the world stands to lose as the foundations of two controversial large-scale dams are being laid despite widespread opposition and resistance – the Belo Monte dam in the Amazon, and the Ilisu dam in southeast Turkey. Award-winning filmmaker Todd Southgate travels from the vast Amazon […]

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International Rivers Conference Exposes Global Impact of Dam Industry

Dam-affected communities and international conservation organizations from South America, the Middle East, Europe, the US, and Africa come together today at theInternational Rivers Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, to debunk the myth of mega-dams as ‘clean’ energy. Over 50,000 dams have been built on more than half of the world’s major rivers in the last century, […]

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