Although living 186 miles away from the area along the Tapajós River where illegal mining is concentrated, Santarém’s inhabitants are at high risk of mercury poisoning.
Plans for the São Luiz do Tapajós dam in Pará, Brazil, have led to increased illegal squatting and illicit timber harvesting. Homestead farmers fear for their future.
The Public Prosecution held a public meeting in Santarém, Pará state, Brazil, to discuss impacts of São Luiz do Tapajós hydroelectric construction and irregularities of the environmental impact study.
Called Bryconops Munduruku, the species name refers to the Munduruku indigenous ethnic group, who settled on the right bank of the Tapajos river and gave rise to the city of Aveiro.
An analysis of backstage process of the licensing of hydroelectric dams planned in the Tapajos river. Part 2
A series of demonstrations took place in Brasília against Belo Monte and other dams.
An Amazonian community has threatened to “go to war” with the Brazilian government after what they say is a military incursion into their land by dam builders.