If Brazilian government gives the operating license to the hydroelectric and the 11 dam gates are closed, there will be 80% less water in Volta Grande. The natural cycle of ebbs and flows will no longer be the same.
Journalist Ana Aranha, of Brasil Reporter, talks about the documentary of Jirau hydroelectric plant and its parallels with current works
Book brings recent diagnosis of timber theft, grabbing and threats to indigenous peoples and traditional communities living in the region.
The flooding of the Belo Monte seemed imminent until a week ago, until the Brazilian environment authority, Ibama, decided to deny the project’s license.
Document points out the main consequences of disregard for the environmental conditions of the dam that is being built in Altamira (PA), at the time when the Ibama evaluates the authorization of plant operation.
About 650 farmers and militants linked to rural movements block since Monday, 18 the Transamazon road. The protest is part of the national movement “Cry of the Earth Brazil”.
Formalize the Arara da Volta Grande do Xingu indigenous land is, since 2011, one of the conditions for the hydroelectric plant can operate.
The Canadian company Belo Sun, which has no relationship with the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant, wants to turn the place in the largest gold exploration project in Brazil.
To circumvent delays and obey the new Belo Monte plant’s construction schedule, Norte Energia dealership will remove in the next two months more than 2,000 families of the areas that will be flooded.
The world’s third-largest hydroelectric dam is under construction on the Xingu River in Brazil, a process that will destroy swaths of rainforest and displace tens of thousands of people.