Indigenous Peoples Say "No" to Xingu DamsJune 3, 2007
Leaders of more than 20 indigenous groups meeting in Altamira, in the Brazilian Amazon, have rejected government plans to dam the Xingu River. In their statement, the indigenous peoples said the dams would mean "the death of the river", vital to the survival of present and future generations. The indigenous leaders have decided to organize a gathering in Altamira to bring together hundreds of indigenous people, national environmental organizations and social movements, and international supporters to oppose dams in the Amazon.
- Visit IRN’s Xingu Campaign
For further information, please contact:
Glenn Switkes, International Rivers Network
Phone: +55 11 3822 4157