This event is a creative brainstorm to develop with some clever ideas to expose and confront those behind the planned damning of the Tapajós River, one of the Amazon’s last unobstructed major tributaries, which has been called one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Over 40 medium-sized to large dams are currently planned or under construction in this unique area.
Among the new schemes is a complex of five dams on the Tapajós River and its tributary the Jamanxim. The largest of these, the São Luiz do Tapajós dam, is expected to drown nearly 400 km2 of pristine rainforest and lead to a further 2,200 km2 of deforestation.
Experience of previous and ongoing Amazon hydropower projects has shown that dams can wipe out huge areas of habitats such as alluvial forest that are dependent on seasonal flooding, and have devastating impacts on populations of fish and aquatic reptiles and on the life cycles of mammals such as turtles, caimans, otters and river dolphins. On top of the environmental impacts the SLT dam, along with two other dams upriver, is set to flood large areas of land belonging to the indigenous Munduruku people (including sacred sites) and to traditional riverside communities that have lived in the area since the 19th century.
We will be meeting on Skype at 6:30pm (Aest) Tuesday 7th and will be finished by 7:30pm
All you'll need to do is join Skype here. Bring an open mind, a little creativity and the rest will come naturally...
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Thanks, and catchyas online!