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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

Apr 14, 2018 Lori Nightingale
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Daniel Kaula
Apr 10, 2018 Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz
Apr 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 7, 2018 Mary Royer
Apr 6, 2018 Tammy Jeter
Apr 5, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
Apr 2, 2018 Norma Morgan
Apr 1, 2018 Maritza Cabezas
Mar 30, 2018 Graciela Diaz
Mar 29, 2018 Julie Hansen
Mar 29, 2018 Sandy Lynch
Mar 28, 2018 Rachel Earl
Mar 27, 2018 Olga Sebok
Mar 27, 2018 Andrea Greenaway
Mar 27, 2018 Ladonna Courey
Mar 27, 2018 Graciela Rodriguez-Sero
Mar 26, 2018 Bruce Forster
Mar 26, 2018 barbara gale
Mar 26, 2018 Vittorio Renda
Mar 25, 2018 S. Parker
Mar 25, 2018 Leanne Keane
Mar 25, 2018 Susan Hogarth
Mar 24, 2018 Joann Henderson
Mar 24, 2018 Cindy Fry
Mar 20, 2018 Lesley Adamson
Mar 19, 2018 Daniel Wollin For a world where secent people can live free! Free from ruthless leaders and oppresive power structures!
Mar 19, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 17, 2018 Brent Pennell
Mar 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 13, 2018 Debra Foster
Mar 11, 2018 Edeltraut Renk
Mar 8, 2018 Sam Mcfadzean
Mar 8, 2018 Gabrielle Menendez
Mar 7, 2018 Danette Schau
Mar 7, 2018 Jean McEvoy
Mar 7, 2018 Kim Johnson
Mar 7, 2018 Kelly Chou
Mar 5, 2018 rachel braun
Mar 5, 2018 Fe Camila Azupardo
Mar 5, 2018 Néstor Fernández Quintero
Mar 4, 2018 Daniel P Carroll
Mar 3, 2018 Virginia Shaller
Mar 1, 2018 Amber Greenwood
Mar 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2018 Melissa Armstrong
Mar 1, 2018 Megan Tunstall

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