Friday, September 14, 2007

e-action: amazonian dam project threatens bolivian biodiversity

Only a few days left for this one...

Dear Friends

The Brazilian government is planning two huge dams on the Madeira River, principal tributary of the Amazon, and a region of mega-biodiversity, with 750 fish and 800 bird species.

The dams were granted preliminary approval in July by Brazilian environmental authorities, even after technical experts of the Brazilian environmental protection service Ibama recommended against licensing the project without new studies being carried out.

The Bolivian government have protested, and on August 23rd a decision was made to form 3 bi-national working groups to study the dams' potential impacts on Bolivia.

We need your help - visit our website and sign the petition organised by IRN, Friends of the Earth Brazil & Amazonia Brasileira, and let the Brazilian government know that this is a matter of concern to the international community.

Please pass this message on to your contacts.
Thanks for your support.

Debra Broughton
Friends of the Earth International

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