Brazil's Archaeologists Join Fight to Preserve Country's Ancient Lands | The Guardian

Photo: The Amazon rain forest, bordered by deforested land prepared for the planting of soybeans, in western Brazil on 4 October 2015. By: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Brazil's government plans to roll back regulation for construction projects. Critics say proposals threaten indigenous groups and cultural heritage.

Press Release l Celebrating Earth Day, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Mobilise in Brazil and Globally to Demand Recognition of their Rights and Role in Alleviating the Impending Climate Crisis; New Policy Brief Highlights Their Claims

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
As scientific evidence mounts of their key role in protecting ecosystems and climate stability, Brazil’s indigenous movement calls on the country’s Justice Minister to halt attacks on indigenous rights Indigenous Peoples, local communities, social movements, environmental activists, and women’s groups from 25 different countries today kicked off a week of protests, meetings, and events to demand respect for community land rights. A new policy brief highlights mounting scientific evidence that Indigenous Peoples and local communities are the best guardians of their lands and forests, ye

PR - Brazilian Indigenous Movement Receives Prominent UN Environmental Prize at COP 21 in Paris

Sunday, December 6, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2015 Equator Prize recognizes Munduruku people’s struggle to defend the Amazon from a new wave of controversial mega-dam projectsParis, December 7, 2015 – Indigenous leaders Maria Leusa Kaba Munduruku and Rozeninho Saw Munduruku will receive today the prestigious UNDP Equator Prize at an awards ceremony at COP 21, in recognition of the Munduruku people’s courageous efforts to protect their territories in the Brazilian Amazon from threats posed by planned hydroelectric dams, as well as illegal logging and mining. The United Nations Development Program’s Equator P

Amazonian Tribes Unite to Demand Brazil Stop Hydroelectric Dams

Members of the Munduruku indigenous tribe dance along the Tapajós river during a ‘Caravan of Resistance’ protest in November.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Munduruku, Apiaká, Kayabi and Rikbaktsa release joint statement as Brazil steps ups efforts to exploit power of the rivers Members of the Munduruku indigenous tribe dance along the Tapajós river during a ‘Caravan of Resistance’ protest in November. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images Four Amazonian tribes have joined forces to oppose the construction of hydroelectric dams in their territory as the Brazilian government ramps up efforts to exploit the power of rivers in the world’s biggest forest. The Munduruku, Apiaká, Kayabi and Rikbaktsa released a joint statement on T
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