What is 'Dam Peoples Amazon'?
The prevention of dam construction is important for preventing the industrialisation (synonmymous to destruction) of the Amazon region. The displacement and ethnocide of native populations that will be a consequence will deprive the forest of its protectors. Once the dam is built, the unemployed population will resort to land grabbing, deforestation, cattle farming, illegal logging, and mining, along with displaced natives who usually resort to the same out of desperation.
I am working on a dam project for the area of the Bala Dam on the River Beni in Bolivia, and a social project for education and social development with the poor in Porto Velho, a capital city in the Brazilian Amazon.
The Amazon is a unique ecosystem which, if lost (like other rainforests), will endanger human life on this planet.
The 'silencing of rivers' of the Amazon by dam building, the source of 20% of the world's fresh water is like blocking the arteries of the human body, and will produce similar symptoms in Gaia to artheroschlerosis in the human being.
You can find more information about this important project below.