Keep Brazil's Tapajós River Free and Environmental Reviews Intact!
A victory for the Munduruku must not be followed by a loss for all indigenous peoples of Brazil
Brazil's Environmental Minister recently agreed to stop the dam planned on the Tapajós River, but also threatened that future environmental licensing will not be influenced by Brazil's indigenous agency FUNAI.
Sign the petition: Encourage Brazil's Environmental Minister José Sarney Filho to uphold the groundbreaking decision to spare the Amazon's Tapajós River from dam-driven destruction, while insisting that his government maintain the integrity of its environmental licensing process to ward off new, destructive dams.
Brazil's Environmental Ministry and its licensing agency IBAMA deserve praise for their bold decision to cancel the construction of the São Luiz do Tapajós mega-dam in the heart of the Amazon.
The global community must now insist that the cancellation be upheld and not used as a pretext to undermine future environmental licensing processes, essentially clearing the way to massive ecological harm and the displacement of indigenous communities.