The National Indigenous Foundation of Brazil published studies for identification and delineation of four indigenous territories, recognizing the traditional occupation of the people living in the areas.
Funai, the institution responsible for indigenous issues, recognized Munduruku indigenous territory, and then the Brazilian Institute of Environment took the backing of hydroelectric.
National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) presented documents that “point to the infeasibility of the project from the perspective of the indigenous component and recommend the suspension of the environmental licensing process.”
Report suggests investment alternative energy can supply the need of Brazil, instead of building new dams.
The committee will be responsible for defense against social and environmental impacts in the basin and the region.
New hydroelectric plants in the Amazon will provide more energy for the southeast region of Brazil. Thus, power generation is expected to become one of the main economic activities of the region.
Brazil’s development bank is investing heavily in a plan to build huge hydroelectric dams in the Amazon and across South America.
Continued dam-building across Amazonia could threaten dozens of species with extinction, says a new paper published this month in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation.
According to the complaint, Brazil authorized work on the Belo Monte dam, without consultation or prior, free and informed authorization by the indigenous communities of the region.