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Stop Dirty Dams in the Amazon

Based on the articulated initiatives of Brazilian indigenous communities, Amazon Watch's primary campaign in Brazil aims to stop dirty dams in the Amazon. By supporting the efforts of the region's indigenous people to protect their territory, Amazon Watch works to denounce human rights violations and to promote a renewable energy alternative. More

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Brazil's Political Chaos Paves the Way for Environmental Plunder

Brazil's Political Chaos Paves the Way for Environmental Plunder

May 25, 2017

As Brazil's President Michel Temer weathers a new storm of corruption allegations that threaten to topple his administration, the rightwing ruralista congressional bloc is cynically leveraging this political chaos to ram through its regressive and malicious agenda.

Civil Society Organizations Unite in Resistance Against Brazil's Attacks on Environmental and Indigenous Rights Protections

Over 100 institutions sign letter denouncing measures of the Temer administration and its agribusiness allies

May 10, 2017

Environmental, indigenous, and human rights organizations from across Brazil and around the globe have united in resistance against measures being adopted by the Brazilian government and the ruralista lobby that violate human rights and jeopardize environmental protection.

Brazil's Archaeologists Join Fight To Preserve Country's Ancient Lands

Brazil's Archaeologists Join Fight To Preserve Country's Ancient Lands

Government plans to roll back regulation for construction projects. Critics say proposals threaten indigenous groups and cultural heritage.

May 10, 2017The Guardian

Brazil's archaeologists have lined up alongside conservationists and indigenous rights campaigners to protest against government proposals that they see as a threat to pre-colonial cultural heritage as well as forests, native communities and biodiversity.

Historic Indigenous Mobilization Confronts Spiraling Threats To Rights and Resources in Brazil

Historic Indigenous Mobilization Confronts Spiraling Threats To Rights and Resources in Brazil

May 3, 2017

"We affirm that we will not permit violence, rollbacks, and threats perpetrated by the Brazilian government and economic oligarchies against our lives and our rights. We call on Brazilian society and the international community to unite with the struggle of native peoples in defense of traditional territories, Mother Earth, and the well-being of all forms of life."

Brazil's Deforestation "Sheriff" Has Been Fired

Brazil's Deforestation "Sheriff" Has Been Fired

There's been a major shakeup in the Brazilian government's anti-deforestation department

April 28, 2017Mongabay

According to Christian Poirier, Amazon Watch Program Director, "The dismissal of Thelma Krug reflects a growing wariness that the Brazilian government's tools for monitoring deforestation are not keeping pace with the diverse and sophisticated methods used by loggers to avoid detection."

Celebrating Earth Day, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Mobilize in Brazil and Globally to Demand Recognition of their Rights and Role in Alleviating the Impending Climate Crisis

Celebrating Earth Day, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Mobilize in Brazil and Globally to Demand Recognition of their Rights and Role in Alleviating the Impending Climate Crisis

As scientific evidence mounts of their key role in protecting ecosystems and climate stability, Brazil's indigenous movement calls on the government to halt attacks on indigenous rights

April 20, 2017

Indigenous Peoples, local communities, social movements, environmental activists, and women's groups from 25 different countries today kicked off a week of protests, meetings, and events to demand respect for community land rights.

Business as Usual: A Resurgence of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Business as Usual: A Resurgence of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

After years of positive signs, deforestation in Brazil's Amazon is on the rise, with a sharp increase in 2016. As powerful economic forces push for development, the government must take steps to protect the world's largest rainforest.

April 18, 2017Yale Environment 360

The rise in deforestation over the last five years should not be a surprise, given that the underlying factors behind forest clearing continue to grow year by year.

Brazil Suspends Belo Sun's Gold Mine Licence, Stock Collapses

Brazil Suspends Belo Sun's Gold Mine Licence, Stock Collapses

April 12, 2017Mining.com

In February, a group of locals who opposed the project asked Pará authorities to suspend the recently issued construction licence for Volta Grande. They oppose the company’s planned use of cyanide during extraction of the precious metal, arguing that waste will be deposited in a dam located just 1.5 km from the Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon, which poses risks in case of a dam collapse as it happened in 2015, after the Samarco dam burst in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais, which killed 19 people and polluted water streams.

Gold Mine Aggravates Tensions in Brazil's Amazon Region

Gold Mine Aggravates Tensions in Brazil's Amazon Region

April 7, 2017IPS

"Either Belo Sun throws us out of here or we throw them out."

Brazil Slashes Environment Budget by 43%

Brazil Slashes Environment Budget by 43%

The budget cut could cripple efforts to stem deforestation in the country, scientists and environmental groups fear

April 7, 2017Mongabay

Brazil accounts for nearly two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest, the world's largest tropical forest. After several years of decline, deforestation – driven by beef, soy and timber industries – appears to be increasing again.

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