International Rivers and Tapajós de Fato launch podcast series “Tapajós Sob o Sol”

International Rivers and Tapajós de Fato launch podcast series “Tapajós Sob o Sol”

A three-episode series welcomes specialists to discuss relevant topics in the Tapajós region, including  bioeconomy, archaeological importance, and what hydrographic basins and rivers have to do with climate change. Link to information in Portuguese Brazil, 05 September 2022 – In celebration of Amazon week and following the publication of the “Tapajós Sob o Sol” (Tapajós…

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International Rivers e Tapajós de Fato lançam série de podcast “Tapajós Sob o Sol”

International Rivers e Tapajós de Fato lançam série de podcast “Tapajós Sob o Sol”

Série de três episódios recebe especialistas para debater temas relevantes da região do Tapajós, como a bioeconomia, a importância arqueológica e como as bacias hidrográficas e os rios têm a ver com as mudanças climáticas. Link para informações em inglês Brasil, 05 de setembro, 2022 – Em comemoração à semana da Amazônia e reforçando a…

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Proposal prohibiting construction of hydroelectric and infrastructure projects on the Cuiabá River, is closer to becoming law in the Mato Grosso state in Brazil

Proposal prohibiting construction of hydroelectric and infrastructure projects on the Cuiabá River, is closer to becoming law in the Mato Grosso state in Brazil

A victory for the Pantanal– the world’s largest tropical wetland! By twenty votes to three, the Legislative Assembly of the State of Mato Grosso (ALMT) this week overturned Governor Mauro Mendes’ veto to bill PL 957/2019. Defended by socio-environmental groups, riverside communities, fishermen, and residents of the Baixada Cuiabana, the bill prohibits the installation of Small…

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Proposta que proíbe construção de hidrelétricas e projetos de infraestrutura no rio Cuiabá, no Mato Grosso, está muito perto de virar de lei no Estado

Proposta que proíbe construção de hidrelétricas e projetos de infraestrutura no rio Cuiabá, no Mato Grosso, está muito perto de virar de lei no Estado

Uma vitória para o Pantanal! Por 20 votos a três, a Assembleia Legislativa do Estado do Mato Grosso (ALMT) derrubou nesta semana o veto do governador Mauro Mendes ao PL 957/2019. Defendido por entidades socioambientais, comunidades de ribeirinhos, pescadores e moradores da Baixada Cuiabana, o projeto de lei proíbe a instalação de Pequenas Centrais Hidrelétricas…

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Socio-environmental organizations ask Colombian  congress representatives to legislate for the environment

Socio-environmental organizations ask Colombian congress representatives to legislate for the environment

16 Colombian congress representatives attended an event on August 17, in which socio-environmental organizations asked them to prioritize relevant environmental issues. August 17, 2022 – Socio-environmental organizations and coalitions including International Rivers convened a meeting Colombian congress representative with with the aim of promoting four legislative initiatives that seek progress in the implementation of public…

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“We need infrastructure for the Amazon and not just in the Amazon” asks NGOs in letter to presidential candidates during 2022 Infrastructure Working Group (GT Infraestrutura) annual meeting

“We need infrastructure for the Amazon and not just in the Amazon” asks NGOs in letter to presidential candidates during 2022 Infrastructure Working Group (GT Infraestrutura) annual meeting

Alter do Chão (Pará) – More than 60 participants reunited this week in Alter do Chão, Pará, for 2022 GT Infraestrutura Annual Meeting, a group formed by environmental NGOs, social movements, and indigenous organizations. The resolution from the encounter was the Letter from Alter (bellow the full content) where entities aimed at Brazilian society with…

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Brazil: Belo Sun mining project suffers another setback

Brazil: Belo Sun mining project suffers another setback

A new court decision suspends environmental license for gold mining project in Pará based on the lack of consultation with affected riverside communities. Ruling comes one month after the Federal Appellate Court of the First Region upheld the suspension of the license for lack of consultation with Indigenous peoples Altamira, Pará, May 26, 2022 –…

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Brazil’s Legislative Assembly approves a law draft that prohibits the construction of hydroelectric dams on the Cuiabá River

Brazil’s Legislative Assembly approves a law draft that prohibits the construction of hydroelectric dams on the Cuiabá River

Yesterday, the Legislative Assembly of the State of Mato Grosso in Brazil approved the law draft that prohibits the construction of dams along the entire length of the Cuiabá River. The draft was authored by state deputy Wilson Santos (PSDB) and was created in response to the proposition of six dams on the river that…

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International Rivers joins Acampamento Terra Livre, “Free Land Camp” event in Brasília

International Rivers joins Acampamento Terra Livre, “Free Land Camp” event in Brasília

By Flavio Montiel – Interim Director International Rivers – Brazil Brasília (DF) – International Rivers is actively participating in the Acampamento Terra Livre (ATL) in Brasília, which has been taking place since April 4 and will continue until tomorrow, April 14. The ATL brings together more than 6,000 indigenous people from 200 ethnic groups from…

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Civil society organizations speak out for transparency, participation and the inclusion of traditional communities in the Leticia Pact and financial initiatives for its implementation

Civil society organizations speak out for transparency, participation and the inclusion of traditional communities in the Leticia Pact and financial initiatives for its implementation

CSOs denounce that the Leticia Pact does not include solutions that ensure the sustainability of the Amazon, one of the main ecosystems on which humanity depends. There is concern the measures proposed in the Leticia Pact affect highly sensitive social and environmental areas. In 2019, the governments of Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Guyana…

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Dorado catfish: the Amazon fish with the world’s longest freshwater migration

Dorado catfish: the Amazon fish with the world’s longest freshwater migration

The Dorado catfish travels almost 7,200 miles up and down the Amazon River. Its life cycle relies on the free flow of this freshwater ecosystem.  Versão em português linkada aqui (Portuguese version) One of the three goliath catfish in the Amazon River, the Dorado catfish (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii) is leathery with a metallic coloration. Fishermen and…

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