Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon

by Asociacion Interamericana Para La Defensa Del Ambiente (AIDA)
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Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
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Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Empower Indigenous Brazilians to Save their Amazon
Dec 1, 2015

A last chance to save communities in the Amazon

In the Amazon rainforest, families living on the Xingú River are about to be flooded out of their homes. Last Tuesday, November 24, Brazil's government issued a six-year operating license for Belo Monte Dam, which means two reservoirs are about to be filled.

We're joining our partners in Brazil in asking for an emergency court order to revoke the operating license.

If the dam is allowed to operate, the river below it will dry up, decimating the local fishing economy. Indigenous communities upstream, some still living in isolation, will lose their fishing areas, hunting grounds, their homes, and their ancestral lands.

We have a chance to save these communities, forests, and ways of life.  You can hep us with a donation today!  And your recurring monthly gift will receive a one-month match by Global Giving! 

Brazil's government has completely ignored its international human rights obligations to the people of the Xingú. To hold the government accountable to international law, AIDA has taken the people's case to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and to the United Nations.

We need your help now more than ever to stop dams like Belo Monte. Because, to make matters worse, dams like Belo Monte-the world's third largest-contribute to climate change. When flooded vegetation rots, especially in the tropics, it releases enormous amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Your support of our work will allow us to immediately:

  • Travel to affected communities, where we will develop legal and advocacy strategies with local leaders to ensure that this kind of destruction never happens again.
  • Go to the United Nations climate talks in Paris to raise international awareness of the harms large dams cause to climate and human rights.
  • Document the damage done to the people of the Xingú and submit the evidence to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and United Nations.

The situation in Brazil is dire! People have already been relocated far from their homes. President Dilma Rousseff said Brazil would live up to its international commitments, but her government approved the operating license despite ongoing human rights violations caused by the dam.

But there is still hope-and your help can make a difference. As Antonia Melo, leader of the Xingú Alive Forever Movement, said:

"We are so grateful for AIDA's help and concern. It makes us feel less lonely, and that there is still hope for a better future."

With your generous contribution, AIDA will advocate for an end to this outrageous injustice.

Thank you for your support!

 

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Astrid Puentes
Lima, Brazil
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