Brazil

Brazil's remote Amazon heartlands are currently threatened by intensive industrial development plans that include the creation of massive hydroelectric dams, natural gas and petroleum extraction projects, and industrial waterways to transport natural resources. More

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Belo Monte's Delay Challenges Accountability in the Amazon

Belo Monte's Delay Challenges Accountability in the Amazon

August 24, 2014

"Used to blaming all of the problems and postponements of project developers on [the environmental agency] IBAMA and [indigenous agency] FUNAI, developers tend to hide their own technical incompetence behind alleged delays in environmental licensing."

Large Dams Just Aren't Worth the Cost

Large Dams Just Aren't Worth the Cost

August 22, 2014New York Times

One reason this dynamic has been overlooked is that earlier studies evaluated dams' economic performance by considering whether international lenders like the World Bank recovered their loans – and in most cases, they did. But the economic impact on host countries was often debilitating.

Hydroelectric Power Damaging World Rivers, Study Shows

August 22, 2014Forbes

"State of the World's Rivers", an online interactive by International Rivers, illustrates just how dams have impacted rivers from the Mississippi to the Amazon, the Danube to the Yangtze.

A Brave Call from the "Dalai Lama of the Amazon"

A Brave Call from the "Dalai Lama of the Amazon"

August 11, 2014

Take action to defend Davi Yanomami! Send a letter to the Brazilian government demanding urgent police protection.

Amazon Tribe Fights Brazil Dam Project

August 4, 2014BBC News

Over the last few months some 13,000 Munduruku have been protesting against government plans to build a series of hydroelectric dams that will flood part of their land on the upper reaches of the Tapajos river.

Brazil: Gunmen Threaten to Assassinate Leading Amazon Shaman

Brazil: Gunmen Threaten to Assassinate Leading Amazon Shaman

July 29, 2014

Davi Kopenawa, shaman and internationally renowned spokesman for the Yanomami tribe in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, has demanded urgent police protection following a series of death threats by armed thugs reportedly hired by goldminers operating illegally on Yanomami land.

Brazil's Indigenous Tribes: The Low Cost Solution to Climate Change?

Traditional communities living in harmony with nature need greater support from governments, says report

July 28, 2014RTCC

Indigenous communities in Brazil may be the solution for preserving the Amazon rainforests and avoiding climate change, according to a new report.

To Fight Climate Change We Need to Protect the People Who Live in the Rainforest

July 25, 2014Motherboard

A new study by the World Resources Institute and Rights and Resources Initiative has concluded that f you put the woods in the care of people who know them the most intimately – the local communities and indigenous peoples who inhabit them – the woods will be safe.

A Lifetime of Injustice: The History of the Belo Monte Dam

A Lifetime of Injustice: The History of the Belo Monte Dam

July 15, 2014International Rivers

The Xingu River Alive Forever Movement, which represents communities affected by the Belo Monte Dam, with support from International Rivers and Amazon Watch, has compiled the most comprehensive history of the destructive dam from its inception to today, in a new, interactive web timeline.

A Lifetime of Injustice: 30 Years in the History of the Belo Monte Dam

Over three decades of controversy captured through an interactive timeline

July 15, 2014

Altamira, Brazil – Today's groundbreaking, comprehensive publication chronicles the complex history of the world's most controversial hydropower project, the Belo Monte Dam.

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