Dams Threaten Future of Amazonian Biodiversity, Major New Study Warns
June 6, 2016Mongabay

Dams Threaten Future of Amazonian Biodiversity, Major New Study Warns

River dolphins, giant otters, turtles, fish, birds and monkeys are all at risk if 246 Amazon dams go forward – mostly in the Tapajós basin and Andes headwaters.

Amazonia's surge in hydropower development threatens numerous species with extinction and puts unique habitats at risk, warns a recent study.

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