- March 14 -

International Day of Action for Rivers

Every year, thousands of people around the world lift their voices to celebrate the world's rivers and those who struggle to protect them. The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day to celebrate victories such as dam removal and river restoration.  It is a global event to celebrate...

International Day of Action for Rivers

Every year, thousands of people around the world lift their voices to celebrate the world's rivers and those who struggle to protect them. The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day to celebrate victories such as dam removal and river restoration.
It is a global event to celebrate our freshwater ecosystems and campaign for their conservation. Born out of the first International Meeting of People Affected by Dams in Brazil in March 1997, and organised by the International Rivers NGO, the day has become global , with public events ranging from festivals, press conferences, kayaking events, river clean-ups, protests, religious gatherings and campaign launches.
Source:
http://www.internationalrivers.org/international-day-of-action-for-rivers
http://biofreshblog.com/2012/03/14/international-day-of-action-for-rivers/

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