Latest Indigenous peoples in Brazil Stories

Study Shows Indigenous Hunting With Fire Helps Sustain Brazil's Savannas
2013-12-12 12:37:41

Indiana University Indigenous use of fire for hunting is an unlikely contributor to long-term carbon emissions, but it is an effective environmental management and recovery tool against agribusiness deforestation, a new study from Indiana University and Brazil's Oswaldo Cruz Foundation has found. Many indigenous peoples in Brazil have practiced hunting with fire, and today Brazil's Xavante Indians often use fire to hunt game for ceremonial occasions such as weddings and rites of...

2010-11-11 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today international and Brazilian human rights organizations submitted a formal petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), denouncing grave and imminent violations upon the rights of indigenous and riverine communities affected by the construction of Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon. Signed by the Xingu Alive Forever Movement and as well as representatives of affected communities, the...

2010-08-30 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Amazon Watch and International Rivers have teamed up to create a state-of-the-art 10-minute Google Earth 3-D tour and video narrated by actress Sigourney Weaver, with technical assistance from Google Earth Outreach, in support of Brazil's Xingu River Forever Alive Movement. Download the tour or view the video on amazonwatch.org. The tour allows viewers to learn about the harmful impacts of, and alternatives to the massive Belo Monte Dam on the...

2010-04-28 07:05:00

NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actress Sigourney Weaver joins dozens of indigenous leaders from around the world who are participants of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to peacefully protest in front of the Brazilian Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Wednesday, April 28 at 1:30 pm. The Demonstration is being organized to show solidarity with the Brazilian indigenous peoples who will be gravely affected by the dam project and to emphatically convey that...

2010-02-01 14:38:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmentalists, indigenous people, and social movements in Brazil condemned today's news that an environmental license was issued by the Brazilian environmental agency (IBAMA) for the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam. The massive project, slated to be the world's third largest, would divert the flow of the Xingu River and devastate an extensive area of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, threatening the survival of indigenous peoples. Brazil's...

2009-12-09 16:18:34

Finding comes during global climate talks in Copenhagen; could impact other indigenous groups seeking to protect land, way of life A new legal opinion released today from one of the world's largest law firms has found that a vulnerable Brazilian tribe in the Amazon region owns carbon-trading rights in future global warming deals, a development that could preserve vast areas of the rainforest. The groundbreaking finding, said advocates, should apply to other indigenous groups in Brazil, home...

2005-08-26 08:32:46

By Maria Pia Palermo XINGU INDIAN RESERVATION, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado has shown the world the face of poverty, the tragedy of famine and the sweat of hard labor. Now Mother Nature is attracting the world-renowned master of black-and-white stills. Salgado is chasing animals in the wild, taking pictures of pristine landscapes and indigenous tribes that still live in balance with the environment. The project he calls Genesis has taken the...

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