Write a letter for dam-affected tribes of Brazil

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

© João Zinclar

A series of mega dams are being planned 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 Jirau and Santo Antonio dams on the Madeira River and the Belo Monte dam on the Xingu River are examples of such mega-dams.

How you can help

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

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

HE President Dilma Rousseff
Presidente da República Federativa do Brasil
Gabinete do Presidente
Palácio do Planalto
Praça dos Três Poderes
Brasilia DF

September 03, 2015

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.

Should I post, fax or email?
The most powerful way is to print and post your letter. We will email you a ready-to-print PDF of your letter, together with postage information.

We sometimes also publish email addresses or fax numbers where there is a realistic chance of these being read. However, email addresses change and fax machines get unplugged. If you can, please post your letter.