New Video Shows How Dams Contribute to Climate Change

A new Google Earth video produced by National Geographic, International Rivers, and Friends of the Earth shows in wonderful detail the reasons why dams are not the answer for clean energy in this era of rapid climate change. "It is a devil's bargain to sacrifice the planet’s arteries to save its lungs," explains Narrator  Nnimmo Bassey, winner of the Right Livelihood Award.  The video visits areas of the planet that are overwhelmed with dam construction despite being particularly sensitive environments in Africa, the Himalayas, and the Amazon.  Watch it here:!

 Please join our campaign to stop construction of dams on the Patuca River in Honduras.

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Together, We Can Support Indigenous Communities in Nepal

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Cultural Survival is not a disaster relief organization. We work towards a world in which the rights of Indigenous Peoples are respected, protected, and fulfilled.

Bikalpa Gyan Kedra, an organization in Nepal founded by our Board Member Stella Tamang offers alternative educational opportunities to Indigenous girls and is not a disaster relief organization either, but since the earthquake they have been acting as a shelter to 300 local families. They need basic items like drinking water and food.

Radio Kairan in Kubu-Kasthali is asking for help with purchasing a power generator to get his community radio station back up and running to provide an essential means of communication for villagers on relief efforts as well as to power his community. Cost for this generator would be about $2,500

We have set up a special fund to assist our Indigenous contacts in Nepal. With your help, we can provide some limited assistance to our friends in desperate need.

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