Around-the-World by River

Clavey Falls on the Tuolumne River in California
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Rafting the Great Bend of the Yangtze

"While the building of large dams may have slowed in North America, this is certainly not the case in much of the rest of the world. In China, as an example, a number of large dams are now being constructed, of which the best known is the Three Gorges dam. Once this project is completed, there are fears that the next great dam on the Yangtze will be built in the 'Great Bend,' one of the upper river's wildest and most beautiful stretches. Riverworld takes viewers down this seldom seen stretch of the Yangtze which is renowned for its beauty, its white water and its numerous Tibetan stone villages that date back thousands of years. " —Mark Angelo

For the past four decades river conservationist Mark Angelo has traveled on hundreds of the world's waterways, including the storied Nile, Mekong, Amazon, and Yangtze. Many of his travels and experiences are highlighted in his new Riverworld presentation that premiered in Vancouver on September 25, and which will be held in other North American cities in coming months.

Celebrating the International Year of Fresh Water, Riverworld focuses on river travel, the threats confronting rivers, and the plight of many river-based indigenous people and cultures throughout the world.

Angelo is the head of the Fish, Wildlife, Recreation Department at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and is an Order of Canada recipient for his river conservation efforts.
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