Brazil’s giant dams risk destroying heart of the Amazon, says Greenpeace

Munduruku indigenous people and other communities from the Tapajós river region, whose land is at risk from planned hydroelectric projects. (Photo Gabriel Bicho / Greenpeace)

Construction of 40 major dams in the Brazilian Amazon would destroy the heart of the world’s largest rainforest, severely affect indigenous people and is not economically justifiable, says Greenpeace in a major new report.

The Munduruku and three other indigenous groups in the Tapajós basin have questioned the legality of the dams and last year declared the government incapable of conserving biodiversity.

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