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Belo Monte dam-opposing Brazilian activist wins prestigious environmental award


Mongabay.com - Oct 19, 2017
Melo founded the “Movimento Xingu Vivo Para Sempre” two decades ago in order to bring together the numerous people, communities, and organizations in the Altamira region of Brazil who oppose the Belo Monte hydroelectric project on the Xingu River.
 

How a Dam Building Boom Is Transforming the Brazilian Amazon


Yale Environment 360 - Sep 26, 2017
The most notable example is the massive Belo Monte Dam, the world's fourth-largest hydroelectric project. The dam itself has already blocked the 1,000-mile Xingu River, a major tributary of the Amazon. Belo Monte's reservoir, filled at the end of 2015 ...
 

Over 670 fish seized by police in Brazil


Practical Fishkeeping - Oct 20, 2017
They included more than 300 Zebra plecs, Hypancistrus zebra, which are endemic to a small stretch of the Xingu River and under increasing threat of extinction due to the construction of the Belo Monte dam. Jansen Zuanon of the National Research ...
 

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Hydroelectric Dams on Brazil's Xingu River and Indigenous Peoples (Cultural Surv


 

Hydroelectric Dams on Brazil's Xingu River and Indigenous Peoples (Cul-ExLibrary


 

Rare Amazon Indian mask Kalapolo peoples, Xingu River


 

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