Since 1985, International Rivers has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them. As they are the leader in the fight for the preservation of rivers, we will be doing a three part introduction to them. They are a vital organisation . . . → continue reading . . . International Rivers – an organisation well worth being friends with!
It is a great pleasure when a riverguide replaces paddle with pen for a moment and share with us his rich experiences which he gained on different continents doing this job. We love these books and so we are pleased to present this one.
If you look at the back cover of the . . . → continue reading . . . “Pushing Rubber Downhill” by Adam Piggott
We asked the public for their lists of the best rivers to raft in the world. We were surprised by the names of the rivers that were NOT on the list! But these rivers deserve equal place in the summary. So, following our research as well as communication with many distinguished names in rafting and . . . → continue reading . . . Best rivers in the World for rafting
2015 LIST OF TOP 10 ‘ENDANGERED RIVERS’ AND TOP 10 ‘MOST IMPROVED RIVERS’
Individuals or organizations are kindly requested to take our survey and nominate one river for the ‘TOP 10 ENDANGERED RIVERS’ list and one for the ‘TOP 10 MOST IMPROVED RIVERS’ list.
The IRF ‘TOP 10 ENDANGERED RIVERS’ list will consist . . . → continue reading . . . IRF SURVEY ON 2015 ‘ENDANGERED RIVERS’ & ‘MOST IMPROVED RIVERS’
An update for those who are interested in the dam proposed for the Batoka Gorge section of the Zambezi River:
We had a meeting recently with a company called Environmental Resources Management (ERM) who are doing the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the Batoka Gorge Dam on the Zambezi.
The situation is as follows:
. . . → continue reading . . . Zambezi River – damming of the greatest white water!!!
Skål International announces Rios Tropicales, Costa Rica’s leading adventure company, as the winner of its 2014 Sustainable Tourism Award in the category of Tour Operators.
What began in 1985 as a simple dream to pursue a love of paddling, provide jobs for fellow Costa Ricans and support rainforest land protection developed into Rios . . . → continue reading . . . Rios Tropicales Wins Sustainable Tourism Award from Skål International
If you use the rivers for your fun and sport and yet on the other hand you do not take care to conserve and not to pollute water – that would be hypocritical.
Are we doing everything to keep our waters clean and safe, are we always acting responsibly? This is not just about our . . . → continue reading . . . Every drop counts!
At our last Congress, the IRF decided to set aside 12 July to be World Rafting Day. And here are some of the ways that this day was celebrated in Serbia, Iran, New Zealand and the USA.
Drina Regatta – Serbia
This regatta gathers together a large number of fans of the river and of . . . → continue reading . . . World Rafting Day
The IRF came to the decision that the World Rafting Day should be celebrated each year on the second Saturday in the month of July. This year, that date is July 12th, and we wish for it to be acknowledged on all rivers that participate in rafting.
Celebrating World Rafting Day can be done . . . → continue reading . . . World Rafting Day, July 12th, 2014
“This year is surprisingly rich with natural calamities!” says Oleg Grigoriev of the Russian Rafting Federation. “The Altay region is now suffering the most severe floods since 1969. Many towns along the lower Katun River are covered with water.
The biggest city of the region, Biisk, has become like Venice and a . . . → continue reading . . . Floods hit Altay in Russia!