Halt Exploitation of the Amazon That Could Spread Covid-19

Target: Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil

Goal: Halt any commercial development in Indigenous territory during a global pandemic.

Brazil’s Indigenous populations fear for their health and livelihood thanks to President Jair Bolsonaro’s aggressive and persistent move to open the Amazon to commercial development. Increased economic development poses a substantial threat to Indigenous tribes who fear exposure to outsiders could spread the coronavirus and decimate their populations.

This February, Bolsonaro presented a bill to congress that could legalize illegal mining in Indigenous territory. Illegal mining has already polluted rivers and destroyed large swaths of the rainforest. This bill would also authorize oil and gas exploration and hydropower plants. Native communities would be consulted but not given veto power.

Small tribes living in the Amazon, such as the Uru Eu Wau Wau, already struggle with economic exploitation in their territory. Now, they fear increased commercial development could introduce Covid-19 into their communities and decimate their population. Sign below to demand President Bolsonaro halt any commercial development in Indigenous territory in order to protect them from the coronavirus.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Bolsonaro,

Increasing commercial development in the Amazon will spread Covid-19 and could wipe out native communities such as the Uru Eu Wau Wau tribe. In addition, economic exploitation continues to destroy the vital rainforest ecosystems that humans and animals rely on for survival.

I demand that you halt any commercial development in Indigenous territory in order to protect native tribes from the spread of Covid-19.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Cmacauley


One Comment

  1. Estupido, predidente y GREEDY.
    You need to go away and never come back.

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