Dam project threatens indigenous rituals, hunting areas and even gravesites in the Tenharim Marmelos Indigenous Land

InfoAmazonia and Brasil de Fato visited the territory to understand the views of the indigenous people about the construction of the Tabajara Dam – a project for a 37-square mile (97-sq. km) reservoir in Machadinho d’Oeste, in Brazil’s Rondônia state, which is expected to impact 9 indigenous lands, including Tenharim Marmelos.

Nine indigenous territories, including areas of uncontacted people, are impacted by a dam project in Brazil’s Rondônia state

The Tabajara Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) project will create a 60-square-mile reservoir in Machadinho d’Oeste. In addition to nine indigenous territories, an exclusive joint analysis by InfoAmazonia and Brasil de Fato confirms the influence of the project on seven areas where evidence of uncontacted indigenous groups has been found.

Top brands buy Amazon carbon credits from suspected timber laundering scam

An analysis of two carbon credit projects in the Brazilian Amazon has found that they may be connected to illegal timber laundering. The projects belong to Ricardo Stoppe Jr., known as the biggest individual seller of carbon credits in Brazil, who has made millions of dollars selling these credits to companies like Gol Airlines, Nestlé, Toshiba, Spotify, Boeing and PwC.

Perenco: no word from oil firm about environmental damages in Peruvian Amazon

Anglo-French multinational Perenco claims to adopt sustainable practices around the world, ignoring its 58 environmental violations in the Peruvian Amazon that affect ecosystems and its people, as shown by an investigation conducted by InfoAmazonia and international allies. In the department of Loreto, local indigenous communities directly and indirectly influenced by Block 67 were not aware that the company had been sanctioned for environmental violations.

Company sells Indigenous land in Amazonas as NFTs without community’s knowledge

Areas of the Baixo Seruini Indigenous Land, inhabited by the Apurinã people in the southern Amazonas, were sold by the company Nemus in a project that promises to preserve the forest and generate carbon credits. The Prosecutor’s Office recommended the suspension of the project in December 2022; however, InfoAmazonia identified that negotiations are still ongoing on the internet.