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- Request for letters to governor of Sao Paulo
to save Ribeiraq de Iguape River in Brazil's Atlantic coast
- An urgent action request from Brazil's Movement of Dam
Victims, 31 October 1995. The Ribeira valley, a hotbed of
biodiversity, is the homeland of 4,000 riverine families,
including descendents of former black slaves who found
refuge there more than a century ago in communities known as
quilombos, and who use the forest sustainably. It is
engangered by hydroelectric dam construction.
- Malaysian Loggers in the Amazon
- From Ecological Enterprises, 25 February 1997. Rainforest
Action Network's Action Alert. Recent major increase in
Asian industrial logging interests in the Amazon. Given
these companies' track record, there is every reason to
expect even greater increases in Amazonian deforestation.
- National Council of Rubber Tappers calls for
mobilization in Brasilia
- 27 February 1997. The National Council of Rubber
Tappers-CNS is calling for a mobilization to demand the
implementation of important points to guarantee extractive
communities' permanence and protection of the Amazon
Rainforest. The CNS was founded in 1985 to defend the rights
of tens of thousands of extractive workers who still live
and work in the Amazon Rainforest.
- An environmental disaster threatens the
- From SEJUP, News from Brazil, 5 June 1997. Due to
agricultural intensification. World Bank and Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) extol involvement of civil society in