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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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Indigenous Alliance Demands Brazil Halt Amazon Dams

Indigenous Alliance Demands Brazil Halt Amazon Dams

May 15, 2015

An indigenous assembly held in April on the banks of Brazil's Teles Pires River, an Amazonian waterway currently being strangled by a cascade of hydroelectric dams, produced the following manifesto of resistance from the Kayabi, Apiaká, Munduruku and Rikbaktsa peoples.

Brazil Plans to "Nationalise" Rainforest in Pioneering Plan to Protect Amazon

May 10, 2015The Independent

"This proposed bill ignores the international commitments made by Brazil to guarantee the rights to participation of indigenous populations in the decision-making process related to the exploitation of the natural resources on the areas they traditionally occupy," said Maira Irigaray, Brazil coordinator for Amazon Watch. "In this sense, this bill is another attempt at diminishing these rights, and reinforcing the predatory exploitation model in Brazil."

How to Stop Deforestation in the Amazon? Empower Indigenous Peoples

How to Stop Deforestation in the Amazon? Empower Indigenous Peoples

May 5, 2015

Recently, questions have arisen about how Amazon Watch works to stop deforestation, and we'd like to take a moment to clarify our strategic approach to this vast problem and acknowledge that our programmatic strategy indeed addresses the heart of this issue.

The Munduruku People: A Living History of Resistance

The Munduruku People: A Living History of Resistance

April 30, 2015

"If you want to take care of the forest, you need to invest in us – indigenous peoples – because no one takes better care of the forest than we do. If it weren't for us, the cattle and the soy would have taken this whole forest. I know we are only of the size of a grain of sand but we make a huge difference. The air you breathe comes from [the Amazon]. The water you drink comes from here. And so, by killing us, you are killing nature and therefore yourselves."

Amazonian Tribes Unite to Demand Brazil Stop Hydroelectric Dams

Amazonian Tribes Unite to Demand Brazil Stop Hydroelectric Dams

The Munduruku, Apiaká, Kayabi and Rikbaktsa release joint statement as Brazil steps ups efforts to exploit power of the rivers

April 30, 2015The Guardian

Four Amazonian tribes have joined forces to oppose the construction of hydroelectric dams in their territory as the Brazilian government ramps up efforts to exploit the power of rivers in the world's biggest forest.

Working Together to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground!

Working Together to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground!

April 24, 2015

This week Amazon Watch was proud to host a pioneering Climate Equity Strategy Session in partnership with the Sierra Club and the Hillary Institute, where representatives from indigenous and frontline communities, international NGOs, and climate and energy experts discussed the challenges and opportunities of keeping fossil fuels in the ground in the Americas.

Private Sector Bows Out of Belo Monte as Vale Slashes Its Stake

Private Sector Bows Out of Belo Monte as Vale Slashes Its Stake

April 16, 2015

Vale clearly couldn't wait to offload its poor investment in a polemic project that's already run more than a year over schedule and $1 billion over budget.

Notes from the Frontlines: A Journey with the Munduruku into the Tapajós

Notes from the Frontlines: A Journey with the Munduruku into the Tapajós

April 10, 2015

Amazon Watch joined a powerful assembly in the Munduruku community of Waroapompu in the Tapajós region of Brazil to discuss how the Munduruku will strengthen themselves in resistance to dams planned within their territory.

In General Assembly, the Munduruku People Reaffirm Their Right to Be Consulted about Dams

In General Assembly, the Munduruku People Reaffirm Their Right to Be Consulted about Dams

April 9, 2015Ministério Público Federal Pará

Last week, the Munduruku people gathered more than 600 people in their General Assembly to discuss questions related to health, education, and the hydroelectric projects that the Brazilian federal government seeks to build on lands inhabited by more than 10,000 indigenous people.

Deforestation in the Amazon Aggravates Brazil’s Energy Crisis

April 6, 2015IPS

In Brazil water and electricity go together, and two years of scant rainfall have left tens of millions of people on the verge of water and power rationing, boosting arguments for the need to fight deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

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