Conservationists in Brazil have got some success in their struggle for saving a precious tract of rainforests. The Brazilian government has decided to launch an environmental impact study for a proposed hydroelectric power plant to be built on river Xingu in Para state. This decision was taken in the wake of criticism from the conservationists, who allege that the project, to be set up in the pristine stretch of rainforest, would pose a threat for the area's ecological balance. The area, they claim, is very important in ecological terms as it shelters animals such as elephants, chimpanzees, gorillas and forest buffaloes.
We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. You can further help us by making a donation. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together.
Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.