Posts Tagged ‘native peoples’

Battlelines Drawn as Brazil Pushes for Mega Dam on the Rio Tapajós

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.

23 Apr 2:04 PM 0

Belo Monte: Protests mount against “Monster Dam” on Brazil’s Rio Xingu

Biologists and human rights observers are calling it an epic disaster in the making, a massive river-damming complex in the heart of the Amazon basin that threatens tens of thousands of native rainforest dwellers and the fish populations that sustain them and enrich the aquarium world.

22 Sep 4:35 PM 3