Norte Energia concessionaire, owner of the Belo Monte Dam, under construction on the Xingu River, Brazil, was fined due to the large amount of dead fish as a result of the plant’s reservoir filling.
Belo Monte dam threatens 50 fish species unique in the world
January 12, 2016
Experts claim that 450 dams can destroy one third of the world’s freshwater fishes in the Amazon, Congo and Mekong basins, where live 4000 species of freshwater fishes live.
Belo Monte threat largest turtle nesting site in South America
January 28, 2014
Construction of hydroelectric put the survival of at risk turtles. State must create two protected areas to protect spawning.
Global Manifesto Calls for End of Investment in Hydroelectric Power Plants
September 23, 2021
The appeal signed by 300 organizations around the world addresses the COP26. According to the document, hydroelectric power plants increase greenhouse gas emissions and deplete natural resources. In the Amazon, Belo Monte deforested an area larger than the city of São Paulo. Works at 12 hydroelectric plants could lead to the deforestation of 9,500 km2 in the Tapajós river basin.