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Sponsored by: The Rainforest Site

The Xingu River, located in the remote Brazilian Amazon, is a flourishing ecosystem many tribes of native Indians call home. The river's surrounding land has been inhabited by the tribes for thousands of years, serving as their cornerstones of survival.

But if the Brazilian government gets its way, the natives' precious land and livelihood may be wiped away by industrialization. The government wants to build a mega-dam, called the Belo Monte, on the Xingu in order to aid in the country's economic development.

Not only would the dam flood the land and deplete fish populations, construction would also bring in countless immigrants who could carry diseases to which native tribes are susceptible.

The destruction of this land will carry grave implications for the native peoples. Sign the petition imploring Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to speak for indigenous communities and prohibit the construction of the fatal Belo Monte dam.

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Dear President Dilma Rousseff:

I am urging you to respond to the crisis waiting to happen in Brazil's Amazon Rainforest — the Belo Monte Dam. If plans to build the dam move forward, its effects will have irreversible implications on the indigenous peoples that call that part of the Amazon home.

The land surrounding the Xingu River has been passed down over thousands of years and the people who live there depend on the land and the river for survival. The construction of the dam will have several catastrophic consequences. The dam will flood the land, wiping away peoples' homes and livelihoods; it will deplete fish stocks; and the construction will warrant the migration of foreign workers, thereby putting the natives at risk of contracting diseases they have no resources to treat.

Please do not pay for further economic stability with the price of harming human life and the environment. Your voice could decide between life and death for the indigenous peoples of the Brazilian Amazon.


Petition Signatures

Jul 20, 2018 Nancy Willetts
Jul 19, 2018 Jean-Pierre Lacan
Jul 19, 2018 Laura Krause
Jul 19, 2018 Nadine Duckworth
Jul 19, 2018 Stacy Ping
Jul 18, 2018 Priscilla Tine'
Jul 6, 2018 Lynne Minore
Jun 29, 2018 Cathy Janacua
Jun 29, 2018 Arlette SIMON
Jun 28, 2018 Jacklyn Yahcy
Jun 21, 2018 Muriel BOU
Jun 18, 2018 Cynthia Lant
Jun 13, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 9, 2018 Christine Glover Save your RAINFOREST, it is more valuable than you know for the future of your country. Please prohibit the Belo Monte dam. Look to your future.
Jun 8, 2018 mona boggio
Jun 8, 2018 Emily Nagurney
May 30, 2018 Richard Bosboom
May 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2018 Yvonne Fourgous
May 23, 2018 Angelique albertina de quillettes
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 22, 2018 Shellie Vann-Volk
May 22, 2018 Cecelia Noll
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 21, 2018 Laura Valentine
May 21, 2018 Joni Armstrong
May 21, 2018 Lily Wong
May 20, 2018 Sue White
May 16, 2018 Guglielmo L
May 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2018 Ethelyn Barksdale
May 14, 2018 Veronica Karingada
May 14, 2018 Marianne Cresci
May 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
Apr 29, 2018 Ananya Boonyarattaphun
Apr 28, 2018 Kay Fisher
Apr 27, 2018 SANDRY SAMPER
Apr 27, 2018 Sanand Dilip
Apr 27, 2018 Liliana fiorinl
Apr 27, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 27, 2018 Antoinette Gonzales
Apr 23, 2018 Quentin Fischer
Apr 14, 2018 Lori Nightingale
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Daniel Kaula

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