After the loss of an epic battle over the Belo Monte project on the Xingu River (the huge dam started operations in early 2016), the Tapajos is expected to become the primary focal point of forces opposed to damming the wild rivers of Amazonia.
Río Xingu is ground zero for what has been called the worst environmental disaster in a generation—the highly controversial, widely reviled Belo Monte Dam. This infrastructure project, which has been in development since 1975, has been reported even in mainstream international news outlets, mainly due to the fact that its impacts will include catastrophic environmental and social costs for the entire Xingu River basin.
The beautiful plecostomus from Brazil’s Rio Xingu known as L398 is formally described.
The May/June 2016 Issue of AMAZONAS Magazine is printed and now delivering to print magazine subscribers and local aquarium shops. Here is a sample of articles and opening pages for readers wondering what the issue will deliver.