Indigenous, riverine and activists come together in the third edition of the expedition by the Volta Grande do Xingu River, directly affected by Belo Monte dam, in Brazil.[:]
Brazilian state of Pará creates four protected areas in the Amazon
They are two Sustainable Development Reserves and two Wildlife Refuges. Two of them are in the area of influence of the hydroelectric Belo Monte.
I live in the jungle: strategies to produce and preserve protected areas in Brazil
Indigenous, riparians and farmers meet to discuss strategies to produce and preserve with valuation and integration of the Middle Land, in Pará state.
Brazil creates 2.6 million hectares of protected areas in the Amazon
Were created three areas of Sustainable Use and two of Integral Protection. Thus, the government of Dilma Rousseff reaches 3.4 million hectares in protected areas.
The Yanomami people are contaminated by mercury from mining
The mining has left deep scars in the Yanomami people and in their territory. Between 1986 and 1990, it is estimated that 20% of the population (1,800 people) died due to disease and violence caused by invading gold miners.
Project of wind and solar power generation in indigenous land will be materialized
A partnership between organizations and a university has emerged as an alternative to the construction of hydroelectric plants and will be the first wind power system in the Indigenous Land of Light for All Program.
Five years after the start of Belo Monte dam, fishing impacts are recognized
Reports by the company building the dam will not be IBAMA’s only source to monitor impacts on fishing. Additional compensation for loss of fishing areas should be defined by the agency.