Without any energy deficiency problems, Peru begins construction of Inambari, yet another Pharaonic dam in the Amazon. The Brazilian consortium in charge includes Petrobras.
Protected Areas and Indigenous Lands
The Brazilian government is the main financer of the road that will cut through a national park and an Indian reserve in Bolivia. The construction work has already been granted a license over the opinion of indigenous peoples. Pressures caused the resignation of the Vice-Minister of the Environment.
A report from the WWF shows that 1,200 new species were found in the Amazon Rainforest in 10 years. Researchers believe that, with more investments, those numbers could be higher.
Indigenous people and populations that live off extractivism denounce the impacts caused by paving the roads between the south of Amazonas and Acre. The construction work is ridden with environmental and fiscal irregularities.
The Ministry of Environment (Minam), announced the creation of three new protected areas (PA) in the Loreto region. They’re the National Park Güeppí-Sekime, Airo Pai Communal Reserve and Communal Reserve Huimeki, areas very rich on biodiversity.
The rumored clean energy produced by powerplants has an impact that governments prefer to ignore. Brazilian researchers and activists explain the risks of these enterprises.
The new Colombian government shows interest in expanding mining activities in the Amazon without any environmental guarantees.The Amazon river has dropped to its lowest level in 40 years in north-eastern Peru, causing severe economic disruption in a region where it is the main transport route.
Brazil’s government has given the formal go-ahead for the building on a tributary of the Amazon of the world’s third biggest hydroelectric dam.
Peru’s health ministry has sent emergency teams to a remote Amazon region to battle an outbreak of rabies spread by vampire bats.According to the government, 54 of its 72 million hectares will be protected. However, there are still some legal loopholes and threats to the Amazon Rainforest.