Write a letter for peoples affected by the Belo Monte dam

1. Write your letter, then 2. Complete it and 3. Mail it

Kayapó form a dance line at an anti-dam protest, Piaraçu, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2006. Two hundred representatives of the Mebegokre Kayapó Indians met for five days to discuss the Belo Monte dam and four other dams which will devastate their lands.
Kayapó form a dance line at an anti-dam protest, Piaraçu, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2006. Two hundred representatives of the Mebegokre Kayapó Indians met for five days to discuss the Belo Monte dam and four other dams which will devastate their lands.
© Terence Turner/Survival

A series of mega dams is being built as a central part of Brazil’s Accelerated Growth Programme, which aims to stimulate the country’s economic growth by building a huge infrastructure of roads and dams, mainly in the Amazon region.

The size of these projects threatens to harm or destroy vast areas of land, upon which numerous tribal peoples, including several groups of highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians, depend for their survival.

The Belo Monte dam on the Xingu River is an example of such a mega-dam.

How you can help

Write a letter to the President Rousseff to express your concern at the dam and its effect on nearby tribal communities.

Either use the template below or amend it with your own words.

HE Interim President Michel Temer
Presidente da República Federativa do Brasil
Gabinete do Presidente
Palácio do Planalto
Praça dos Três Poderes
70150-900
Brasilia DF
Brazil


July 27, 2016

Your Excellency


 
Will my letter make a difference?
Yes. Time and again, letters from Survival supporters have called governments and organisations to account. Policies have changed and lives have been saved.

Post or email?
We always provide an email address where we can get one, and where we think a message will get through. Sometimes we provide a postal address too. Posting a letter is always the most effective way of making your views known, by far. If you can, please post a letter.