Environmental Milestones


INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
1977
Indigenous protestors in the Philippines force the World Bank to withdraw its financial backing for the construction of four large dams along the Chico River. The effort to block the projects energizes a global movement to protect rivers and resist new dam building.

Source

Conflict over Natural Resources in South-East Asia and the Pacific, by Lim Teck Ghee and Mark J. Valencia, Eds. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990)

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