Dam it! the Amazon Rainforest and people are in big trouble
I was planning on taking a break from posting this weekend, but this is too important for me to just sit around and wait for Monday to come along. The Brasilian Institut of Environment and Natural Renewable Resources (IBAMA), Brazil’s environment agency, has approved the Belo Monte Dam Complex which would flood over 400,000 acres of rainforest and displace 40,000 indigenous people. Almost 20% of the rainforest has been cut down since 1960 due to logging and the meat and leather industries. The Amazon rainforest needs more than a break already! Please help me and many others in signing a few petitions to help put a stop to this. Each image leads to a different petition you can sign as well as more information on this issue. Or you can click here for Amazon Watch’s petition, here for Avaaz’s petition, here for Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate’s petition, and here for SOS Xingu’s petition. Thank you! Let me know when you sign and what your thoughts are about this dam in the comments below.