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The International Rafting Federation (IRF) is recognised as the legitimate world governing body for rafting. Since 1997, we work with the global rafting community – sport, recreational, commercial, environmental and sustainability organisations – to advance all avenues and concerns of rafting.

We are a non-profit, democratic, global affiliation of national federations and sporting entities. Together we are responsible for fostering fair, credible and legitimate international rafting competition at all levels, and leading in raft guide standards the world over.

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Universal Declaration of the Rights of Rivers
Sustainability

A wave of new support for the Rights of Rivers

Advocates from across the globe gathered at the IUCN World Conservation Congress (both in person and remotely) to highlight the precipitous growth of the movement to recognise the rights of rivers and watersheds. The conference also marked the approximate one year anniversary of the formal

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6th White Water of Siberia forum
Development

#RiverFamily grows in 6th White Water of Siberia forum

The 6th White Water of Siberia international cultural and sports rafting forum has drawn to a successful close. The #RiverFamily has grown with new members from across Europe and Asia. The forum was attended by 26 participants from nine countries: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Armenia,

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Blue Heart - Vjosa Explorer 3
Sustainability

Vjosa the Blue Heart of Europe

By Klara Kita, Vjosa Explorer Vjosa River known since the Illyrian times as “The blue heart of Albania” is not just a river for the people who have been living next to it generation after generation. It is an inseparable part of the environment as

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