China Three Gorges, a state enterprise with a history of human rights violation, wants to build the dam São Luiz do Tapajós in Brazil.
In the film there are testimonies of people who suffered human rights violations, in addition to unemployment, and forced eviction without compensation of families whose areas were flooded by the dams.
Specialists present results on fisheries, watershed management, environmental pollution, carbon storage and biodiversity in the Amazon.
Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society warns that the construction of a series of hydroelectric dams could affect 30 million people in the Amazon.
Efforts to conserve tropical species will not succeed if we do not take into consideration the control of the most common disorders caused by man: logging, forest fires, among others. By Thiago Medaglia, Photo by Flavio Forner
Protected areas may suffer loss of over 6.5 million hectares – an area equivalent to 7.8 million stadiums like the Maracanã – if projects of environmental impact that are in progress in the country are approved.
Nilce de Souza Magalhaes, militant of Movement of People Affected by Dams in Porto Velho, Brazil, was murdered in January and her body had not been found.
More than 400 dams are planned on being built, are being built or have been built in the Amazon Basin. These dams disrupt the impressive migration of Amazonian catfish, a commercially valuable fish and apex predator in the environment.
The Monitoring Andean Amazon Project presents a new map describing the loss of forest. More than 36,100 hectares of forest have been lost because of flooding by dams, especially the Jirau dam.