Indigenous Communities & Mining, Deforestation etc
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This group next total support - the Amazon and its indigenous people are being raped and plundered. Act now folks! by Apr 20
MONTEVIDEO, Sep 24, 2011 (IPS) - Artificial single-species forests are expanding fast in countries of the developing South, fuelled by low production costs and incentives from governments, and causing severe social and environmental impacts, warned experts from around the world who met this week in the Uruguayan capital. The so-called "green deserts" are encroaching on the fertile soil of South America and other regions, with the proliferation of plantations of fast-growing and high water-demanding trees to be used to produce pulp and paper, and for other industrial uses, displacing local communities and threatening native ecosystems.
Page Content Life on Earth faces a crisis of historical and planetary proportions. Unsustainable consumption in many northern countries and crushing poverty in the tropics are destroying wild nature.
Video of a never before discovered tribe, believed to be Panoa Indians. discovered in Brazil's Amazon jungle has been released, bringing them to life. The tribe has been monitored from a distance by Brazil’s National Indian Foundation, a government agency charged with handling the nation’s indigenous communities. Many of the world’s 100 or so indigineous tribes live in the Amazon.
Brazilian businessman Roberto Waack has told potential investors around the world about his sustainable forestry firm, explaining how it sells certified wood, conserves water, and protects forests. But at meeting after meeting, he gets the same question: Is there money to be made from trees absorbing fossil fuel emissions?
Wealthy Indians are keen to show their status in upmarket, petrol-guzzling cars. Photograph: Amit Bhargava/Bloomberg News The Indian environment minister, Jairam Ramesh, has attacked the growing Indian taste for the American lifestyle, which he called the "most unsustainable in the world today".
This clip from the documentary, “Extraction: The Plundering of the Amarakaeri Reserve” , co-directed and produced by Ross Thomas and Jamie Roberts, provides first hand accounts from the indigenous Harakmbut tribe, who live in the shadow of seismic oil exploration on their land deep in the heart of the Peruvian Rainforest.
Emerson Jackson, Dine Tribal Elder, with the Kogi of Northern Colombia, shown above.
Imagine how this feels: The land and weather are turning erratic and dangerous.
The Indian government’s recent decision to ban Vedanta Resources from mining on sacred land belonging to an indigenous community came after months of pressure from campaign groups, extensive media coverage and unprecedented levels of opposition from a variety of quarters.