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Trnávka 2021
Racing

Trnávka 2021 brought sunshine, smiles and friends

Trnávka 2021 European Cup R4 + R6 @ Trnávka Slalom Course, Želiv 🇨🇿 The second weekend of September closed this year’s Czech raft season. One of the most difficult slalom courses in the world hosted the European Cup and the Czech Chamiponship, with the participation of the top Czech rafting teams and several foreign crews.

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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 launch of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Rivers

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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, Belarus, Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and of course Russia. During the

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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 well as their everyday lives. Along with Vjosa there is

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1st women only guide workshop
Development

1st women only guide workshop in Mexico

By Ena Buenfil This summer the 1st women only guide workshop was held in the Huasteca Potosina region, Mexico. The area has great potential for rafting activity with beautiful rivers of different classifications in states such as: Veracruz, Morelos, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Chiapas and of course San Luis Potosí in the Huasteca region. Eight women attended

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Sustainability

“Weekend for rivers” celebrated the Tara river

By Jasmina Marčok As announced, on August 21, river and rafting enthusiasts, rafters from all over the Balkans and their guests gathered on the Tara River to mark the “Weekend for Rivers” supported by WWF Adria and the International Rafting Federation. The gathering sought to raise the voice for local rivers and pointing out the

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APTAE
Guide / Safety

APTAE joins the IRF as an Associate member

The Peruvian Association of Adventure Tourism, Ecotourism and Specialised Tourism (APTAE) is the guild of adventure tourism in Peru. They are the Peruvian union that aims to disseminate, encourage and promote adventure tourism, ecotourism and specialised tourism in the country. We welcome them as Associate Members. APTAE History APTAE was born on October 29, 1981

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International Whitewater Hall of Fame and IRF honour RAFA
Development

International Whitewater Hall of Fame and IRF honour RAFA

Rafael Gallo’s communities ask friends to support the projects he loved – International Whitewater Hall of Fame and IRF honour RAFA (Rivers And Forests Alliance). The World River Centre and International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHOF), the International Rafting Federation and Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA) have announced a campaign to further the work and passion

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