In an article published on Science, researchers from eight countries criticize decision process for the construction of hydroelectric dams in tropical regions..
Brazil’s BNDES is the largest development bank in the world. It’s enormous, poorly managed pay outs to Amazon dam projects have fuelled mass corruption.
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.
The extreme long term wildlife harm caused by the Babina dam, built in 1986, offers a cautionary ecological tale for 43 proposed Tapajós River Basin dams.
The larger work in building of Brazil, the Belo Monte dam, received a billion dollars of financing from BNDES for the purchase of machinery and equipment. Of this total, 43.2% will be paid by taxpayers.
According to Minister of Mines and Energy, Eletrobrás will enter the auction the plant. It was more than two years without being able to auction the construction of the hydroelectric plant.
On Monday December 28 was killed with five shots the environmental leader Hitler Ananias Gonzales Rojas, 34, who led a struggle against dams in the Maranon River.
Hundreds of thousands of hectares are deforested to build power plants in the Amazon. Understand how to generate “clean energy” destroys the largest forest in the world.
A study shows that if the hydropower provided by the federal government are built, deforestation in the heart of the Amazon can reach 3.2 million hectares.