Stop the Belo Monte dam project on the Xingu indigenous lands
  • Petitioned To the Brazilian Government

This petition was delivered to:

President Dilma Rousseff
To the Brazilian Government
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
United Nations

Stop the Belo Monte dam project on the Xingu indigenous lands

    1. Marta Wilson
    2. Petition by

      Marta Wilson

      Trujillo Alto, PR

                                                                    (versión en español ver final de la página)

Belo Monte will be bigger than the Panama Canal, flooding nearly a million acres of rainforest and indigenous lands. 40,000 indigenous and local people will be forced off their native lands. Millions of unknown species & plants will be lost too. And why? Just to look good for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games! With this hydroelectric plant they plan to cover their energy deficit for the games!

Please see:

"A Message from Pandora", a special feature produced by James Cameron about the battle to stop the Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu, one of the great tributaries of the Amazon River. http://amazonwatch.org/news/20 11/0907-message-from-pandora">http://amazonwatch.org/news/2011/0907-message-from-pandora">http://amazonwatch.org/news/20 11/0907-message-from-pandora

Español:

"Quieren hundir miles de hectáreas de bosque tropical para hacer centrales hidroeléctricas y cubrir su déficit energético para el Mundial del 2014 y las Olimpiadas del 2016, con la consecuente devastación de los bosques y las toneladas de gas metano q estos emitirán a la atmósfera al pudrirse bajo el agua...cómo un proyecto así puede gustarle a alguien? Y sobre la recolocación de estas tribus, jamás podrán reemplazar la tierra de sus ancestros, sus mitos y sus tradiciones" Ricardo Icaza

 

Por favor vean:

"A Message from Pandora", a special feature produced by James Cameron about the battle to stop the Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu, one of the great tributaries of the Amazon River. http://amazonwatch.org/news/20 11/0907-message-from-pandora">http://amazonwatch.org/news/2011/0907-message-from-pandora">http://amazonwatch.org/news/20 11/0907-message-from-pandora

Photo by: Oscar Cassini

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Belo Monte's Latest Legal Challenge

      Marta Wilson
      Petition Organizer

      The people fighting to stop the dam should take advantage now that the Olympics is still top news and pressure the Olympics committee to take a stance on whether they approve of such destruction just so the games can take place in Brazil.

    2. The government of Brasil is removing the Kayapó by force from their lands!

      Marta Wilson
      Petition Organizer

      And nothing is being done. How can we help?

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. Brazil judge halts work on Belo Monte Amazon dam

      Marta Wilson
      Petition Organizer

      A judge in Brazil has ordered a halt to construction of a multi-billion-dollar dam project in the Amazon region.

      Judge Carlos Castro Martins barred any work that would interfere with the natural flow of the Xingu river.

      He ruled in favour of a fisheries group which argued that the Belo Monte dam would affect local fish stocks and could harm indigenous families who make a living from fishing.

      The government says the dam is crucial to meeting growing energy needs.

      Judge Martins barred the Norte Energia company behind the project from "building a port, using explosives, installing dikes, building canals and any other infrastructure work that would interfere with the natural flow of the Xingu river, thereby affecting local fish stocks".

      Legal battle

      He said the building of canals and dikes could have negative repercussions for river communities living off small-scale fishing...

      *follow link for rest of story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-15102520

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Laurie Hein HOMOSASSA, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Why destroy rainforests and indigenous land??? This project is a disaster in the making!~

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    • Melinda White SAN DIEGO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Please sign. We will destroy our air

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    • Jaccorbeau Mariamman WATERBURY, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      It is inevitable that this proposed dam project will be ruled unconstitutional under Brazilian law — it has, of course, already been ruled against by both Brazilian and international courts. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff needs to back down BEFORE the thousands of acres that are home to thousands of indigenous Brazilian people and thousands of native rainforest species are irrevocably destroyed.

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    • Marta Wilson TRUJILLO ALTO, PR
      • over 2 years ago

      I would like to know why the United Nations have not declare The Amazons a patrimony of the indigenous tribes and why a sovereign Indian Nation has not been created? They are the guardians of our Mother Earth...

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    • Marta Wilson TRUJILLO ALTO, PR
      • over 2 years ago

      I would like to know why the United Nations have not declare The Amazons a patrimony of the indigenous tribes and why a sovereign Indian Nation has not been created???? They are the guardians of our Mother Earth...

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