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Adversity to Hope Rios Tropicales
Sustainability

From adversity to hope: Rios Tropicales passes the baton

A pillar of rafting operators the world over, Rios Tropicales has called time and is passing the baton. From adversity to hope is the message from Rafael Gallo, CEO of Rios Tropicales and IRF Honorary President. By Rafael Gallo. For 35 years, Rios Tropicales has led Costa Rica adventure travel and ecotourism. We pioneered whitewater

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Practical Guide to Sustainability
Sustainability

A practical guide to sustainability for rafters

There’s a lot of talk about climate change and climate action – but what does it mean in practical terms for rafters? We have developed a short series of guides to support rafting operators, instructors, guides and recreational rafters in making informed sustainability decisions. The guides set out simple steps and ideas to get started

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Stop the Batoka Gorge Dam
Sustainability

Save the Zambezi – Stop the Batoka Gorge Dam

Urgent effort is required to stop the Batoka Gorge dam on the Zambezi river. This world renowned stretch of river is planned to be dammed for the purported benefits of hydro-electric production. The International Rafting Federation is vehemently opposed to the construction of the Batoka Gorge dam. Our objections to the dam have been lodged

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protect rivers
Sustainability

A global call to protect rivers and rights

International Rivers, Rivers without Boundaries and other partners are seeking our active support in a global call to protect rivers for a just and green recovery, at www.Rivers4Recovery.org – sign up! Hydropower – the false “green” energy This global action focuses on calling out and confronting efforts to use the post-COVID-19 pandemic economic recovery to

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World Virtual Youth Festival
Development

World Virtual Youth Festival closes on a high

As the world faced life changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, United Through Sports joined forces with over 100 organisations in 2020 to promote inclusion, equality, non-discrimination and peace for and with the youth of the world through the World Virtual Youth Festival. Awards Gala On the 19 December, the Leaving a Legacy Awards Gala

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2020 World Fair Play Awards
Development

Call For Nominations – 2020 World Fair Play Awards

The International Fair Play Committee is calling for nominations for the 2020 World Fair Play Awards! The International Fair Play Committee’s mission is to draw the attention of the world to the outstanding examples of fair play attitude and good sportsmanship in sports. The Committee presents awards annually in four categories – Act of Fair

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The IRF prepares for the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2020
Youth

The IRF prepares for the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2020

The International Rafting Federation has joined forces with more than 80 organisations to unite on a digital platform for the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2020, which is under patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Special Olympics (SOI), SportAccord, Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and Alliance of Independent

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River Rubbish clean up crew
Sustainability

More rafters = less river rubbish

Report from Daigo Shibata The Mitake Canyon is a beautiful river gorge located along the Tama River and is my “home river”. The canyon is located 90 minutes from the center of Tokyo and is famous for its many outdoor activities including rafting, hiking, bouldering and trail running. In particular, it’s also well-known for canoe

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Virtual Youth Festival poster
Development

Registration is open for Virtual Youth Festival

Its time for the Youth of the World to register for the UTS Virtual Youth Festival! Registration is open for a short period of time, so don’t delay! The event, which is under patronage of the IOC, IPC and SOI, has brought together over 80 organisations bringing together the youth of the world. Register for

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