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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 9:24 am
The Brazilian government is planning to construct the Belo Monte mega-dam on the Xingu River in the Amazon. The third largest in the world, the dam would flood a large area of land, dry up certain parts of the Xingu river, cause huge devastation to the rainforest and reduce fish stocks upon which Indians in the area, including Kayapó, Arara, Juruna, Araweté, Xikrin, Asurini and Parakanã Indians, depend for their survival.

The livelihoods of thousands of tribal people who depend on the forest and river for food and water would be destroyed. The influx of immigrants to the area during the construction of the dam threatens to introduce violence to the area and bring diseases to these Indians, putting their lives at risk.

The dam would cause unimaginable devastation to the surrounding rainforest, the ancestral lands of these indigenous peoples. Stop this destruction before it's too late and sign this petition urging Brazil's President Rousseff to suspend plans for the dam.

Sue H. (6)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 9:28 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

Jill Vickerman (416)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 9:47 am
You have added your voice to Protect the Amazon and Its Indigenous People from Brazilian Mega-Dam

natasha salgado (711)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 10:12 am
Done-thx Beverly

jess b (26)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 10:40 am
previously signed. thank you

Mary T. (348)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 2:27 pm
You have added your voice to Protect the Amazon and Its Indigenous People from Brazilian Mega-Dam - thank you Beverly

AniMae C. (505)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 3:55 pm
You have added your voice to Protect the Amazon and Its Indigenous People from Brazilian Mega-Dam
3,827 supporters. 4,000 needed!

Rose Becke (137)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 4:37 pm
You have added your voice to Protect the Amazon and Its Indigenous People from Brazilian Mega-Dam

Twyla Sparks (208)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 6:57 pm
Done THX

A F. (130)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 7:12 pm
signed, thanks!

Marie W. (66)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 9:22 pm

Jerry B. (126)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 9:55 pm
Noted and Signed..thanks Beverly!

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Monday September 23, 2013, 6:39 am
signed and noted thanks

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Monday September 23, 2013, 7:18 am

Ben Oscarsito (294)
Monday September 23, 2013, 11:27 am
Holy smoke! -Now I have signed MANY petitions...

Ben Oscarsito (294)
Monday September 23, 2013, 11:29 am
Amazon Watch; Supporting indigenous Peoples - Protecting the Amazon:

Ben Oscarsito (294)
Monday September 23, 2013, 11:32 am
Background briefing; Belo Monte dam (Survival International)

Roger Garin-michaud (149)
Monday September 23, 2013, 2:16 pm
noted, thanks

Judith C. (159)
Monday September 23, 2013, 4:03 pm

Hugo L. (266)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 2:38 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Beverly
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