Contact the Brazilian Embassy to Stop Belo Monte Dam!
The Brazilian government is pushing through plans to build the massive Belo Monte Dam in the Amazon. The dam would devastate an extensive area of the Amazon rainforest and threaten the survival of thousands of indigenous and traditional peoples who depend on the Xingu River for their livelihoods. Construction could begin this year.
The project has met with massive opposition both domestically and internationally. Indigenous people have not been adequately consulted about the project and are concerned that their rights will be violated if the project goes forward as planned. The project will directly affect two indigenous reserves along the Big Bend of the Xingu, and will indirectly affect indigenous reserves throughout the Xingu Basin.
Please contact the Brazilian Embassy today and express your concern about the government’s support for the Belo Monte Dam and its impact on indigenous people.
First, please call the Embassy, then fill out the form below to send an email to the US Embassy.
If you are in the US, please call (202) 238-2805 and/or (202) 238-2712.
If you are outside the US, please use this website to find your nearest embassy.
When you call, please tell them:
1. That you are concerned about blatant violations of indigenous peoples’ rights that would occur if Belo Monte Dam was built;
2. That you are concerned about the project’s impacts on the Xingu River and the life it supports; and
3. That you would like President Lula to cancel Belo Monte Dam and seek better alternatives for meeting Brazil's energy needs.
Find more background information about Belo Monte Dam on our website.