Sign the petition to
stop the monstrous Belo Monte Dam
Belo Monte Dam would be the one of the largest, most devastating infrastructure projects
ever to be built in the Amazon.
It would divert the flow of the Xingu River and devastate an extensive area of the Brazilian rainforest, displace over 20,000 people and threaten the survival of indigenous peoples.
On August 26, the Brazilian government signed the concession to build the Belo Monte Dam, despite concerns over its financial viability, growing resistance amongst indigenous groups and social movements, and predictions of technical experts that the dam will be one of the worst engineering projects in Brazil's history.
Now is a crucial time to take action to defend the Xingu River.
Please sign the petition below to the Brazilian government* and ask them to immediately stop the monstrous Belo Monte Dam Complex.
I am deeply concerned about your plans to build the Belo Monte Dam Complex on the Xingu River in the Amazon, in violation of the human rights of indigenous people and other threatened populations, and despite warnings by renowned Brazilian scientists, engineers, economists and religious leaders about the project’s huge social and environmental costs and lack of economic viability.
I support the demands of Brazilian civil society that the Brazilian government immediately stop the Belo Monte Dam Complex, and instead:
- Implement Brazilian legislation and international agreements on protecting human rights and the environment, giving special attention to indigenous peoples and their territories,
- Invest in energy efficiency and alternative energy sources to meet Brazil’s legitimate energy needs, and
-Support participatory and sustainable development in the Xingu region, aimed at strengthening local livelihoods and safeguarding the region’s delicate ecosystems.
Brazil has an opportunity to demonstrate global leadership in protecting the Amazon, its people and the global climate. Current and future generations of Brazilians are counting on you to make the right decision.
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Please leave a message of ...|
|7842||Tue Feb 08 13:50:03 EST 2011||Érico Camargo Pereira||São Paulo, BR|
|7841||Tue Feb 08 13:23:39 EST 2011||Ana MacArthur||Santa Fe, NM , US||This is one of the most important global fights at the present time!
Please be respectful of the earth and its peoples, and halt this destructive project.
|7840||Tue Feb 08 12:55:25 EST 2011||Cornelia Curran||Baltimore, MD , US||Stop the building of this dam.|
|7839||Tue Feb 08 12:14:47 EST 2011||rauch rachel||valentigney, FR+A6 , FR||En esperant que cette pétition fasse bouger les choses|
|7838||Tue Feb 08 11:08:07 EST 2011||Selvaraj Israel||IN+25 , IN|
|7837||Tue Feb 08 10:18:28 EST 2011||Anthony knowles||Nassau, ot , BS||You are in my prayers, may god bless and protect your homeland, and preserve its natural habitats, I will support you with all my friends|
|7836||Tue Feb 08 10:08:52 EST 2011||Monique De Vylder||Hannut, BE||La Belgique vous soutien dans votre combat !!|
|7835||Tue Feb 08 09:18:02 EST 2011||GROUBATCH Gérard||90200 Lepuix-Gy, FX|
|7834||Tue Feb 08 09:08:23 EST 2011||Lucas Jeanne||FR+A8 , FR||Souhaitons être nombreux à soutenir les populations concernées et veillons aussi à devenir plus sobres dans nos modes de vie urbains.|
|7833||Tue Feb 08 08:20:09 EST 2011||Muriel Ubach||Lyon, ot , FR|
|7832||Tue Feb 08 06:35:09 EST 2011||ETIENNE LAVANANT||Antibes, FR+B8 , FR|
|7831||Tue Feb 08 06:07:29 EST 2011||Sally Rankin||ot , GB|
|7830||Tue Feb 08 04:00:27 EST 2011||r escaffre||FX||le droit de vivre partout pour tous|
|7829||Tue Feb 08 03:20:12 EST 2011||Anonymous||Very concerned. Please let the river follow its course and let its people live in peace|
|7828||Tue Feb 08 00:46:03 EST 2011||susan reynolds||Deming, US+AL , US||This water MUST follow it's path to the sea! If not, death and destruction will follow.|
|7827||Mon Feb 07 22:11:17 EST 2011||Haley Douglas||OK , US|
|7826||Mon Feb 07 20:15:49 EST 2011||matt Alligood||New York, NY , US|
|7825||Mon Feb 07 19:14:18 EST 2011||Anonymous||Rockledge, FL , UM||MAY THE PEACE OF GOD BE WITH YOU.|
|7824||Mon Feb 07 17:21:28 EST 2011||Justin Maxwell||Edinburgh, GB+84 , GB||I believe the only people who should be able to use the land and the water in the Xingu Basin directly are those who have lived there for generations - the resource is globally important for biodiversity More....|
|7823||Mon Feb 07 16:47:55 EST 2011||Cassandra Knowles||Chimacum, WA , US||The construction of the Belo Monte is unethical, it will damage an entire ecosystem. People just like you inhabit this land and call it home.|
|7822||Mon Feb 07 16:27:54 EST 2011||Anonymous||Tallinn, EE+01 , EE||We can do it !|
|7821||Mon Feb 07 16:11:17 EST 2011||Anonymous||ES+53 , ES|
|7820||Mon Feb 07 15:45:56 EST 2011||breton francoise||FR+A1 , FR|
|7819||Mon Feb 07 15:01:27 EST 2011||Sissi Triftshaeuser||DE|
|7818||Mon Feb 07 14:45:56 EST 2011||Anonymous||FR||je signe cette pétition en soutien a tous le peuple et a la nature surtout il faut qu'ils arrêtent leur connerie|