International Day of A(u)ction Against Dams on the Madeira River!

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On Monday, December 10th, the Brazilian government will offer the contract to build a $6 billion dam on the Amazon´s principal tributary to private companies, including Suez, Endesa and Odebrecht, in an auction behind closed doors. But you too can take part in this Day of A(u)ction!”>Madeira River dams would threaten the river’s unique biodiversity, destroying habitat for the spotted jaguar, giant otter, pink dolphin and countless other mammal species, and would affect the land and livelihoods of thousands of river bank dwellers and indigenous people.

We need your help today to stop these destructive projects!


Tell the Brazilian government how much you bid for the Amazon´s principal tributary! How much is its biodiversity worth? How much do you offer for the lives of thousands of river bank dwellers and indigenous peoples? How much for the rainforest?

Call, fax, and e-mail the Brazilian Consulate in your city! Tell the Brazilian government that you are aware of the incalculable value of the Madeira River, that you are opposed to its damming, and that you know Brazil has better ways to meet its energy needs than by destroying the Amazon.

Send an email to the Brazilian President telling him that the Madeira River is too precious to destroy.

Let us know about your action so that we can get the word out to the national and international media!

Contact information for Brazilian embassies and consulates in cities around the world can be found at: (consulates) (embassies)

Telephones and Emails of Brazilian embassies and consulates in the U.S:

Brazilian Embassy, Washington DC
Tel: (202) 238-2712 (Ambassador)
Tel: (202) 238-2720 (Attache for Commerce and Environment)
Tel: (202) 238-2765 (Human Rights and Environment) (Ambassador) (Human Rights) (Environment)

Brazilian consulate, New York
Tel: (917) 777-7675
Fax: (212) 827-0225

Brazilian consulate, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 981-6258
Fax: (415) 981-3628