Seven ethnic groups claim large impacts on their lifestyles with the construction of power plants
Seven ethnic groups claim large impacts on their lifestyles with
the construction of power plants
MPF receives report against the construction of dams in the Valley
of the Juruena (MT)
image via web ~ Enawenenê Nawê fishing
The 6ª Câmara de Coordenação e Revisão do MPF(indigenous
peoples and traditional communities) received, on Thursday, July
28, report prepared by seven indigenous ethnic groups living in
the Valley of the Juruena, Mato Grosso, against the construction
of small hydropower plants (PCHs) planned for the region.
The fear of the natives is installation of PCHS can impact and
significantly change the way of life of the communities that
depend on the rivers. According to the report, 102 dams are
planned for the region, with 43 of them that may jeopardize the
survival of communities.
One of the leaders of the Enewene Nawê points the decrease of
fish in the river that bisects the community as one of the major
problems caused by the installation of hydroelectric plants. With
the diet based on fish consumption, ethnicity see their survival
“The construction of power plants of PCHs, close to top
indigenous lands, prevent the rise of fishes that diminish and
disappear; brings drought and death of rivers “, says one of the
excerpts from the document.
The report is the result of ethnic debate in June this year, in the
village Iru ‘ u, on Terra Indígena Menkü,, which brought together
representatives of ethnic groups, Myky, Manaoki, Enawenenê
Nawê, Apiaká, Kayabi, Munduruku e Negarotê.
Among the solutions proposed by indigenous, is an integrated
study of the basin formed by the Juruena rivers, Teles Pires and
Tapajós, besides the environmental impacts of reassessment of
developments already constructed in the region.
The 6ª Câmara will evaluate the report to take the measures it
deems appropriate. The document also was filed in the Republic
public prosecutor’s Office in Mato Grosso. Attended the 6th CCR
member meeting, Deputy Attorney-General Antonio Carlos
Bigonha and Executive Secretary Gustavo Alcantara.
Source: Attorney General of the Republic
in EcoDebate, 8/3/2016