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AMAZONÍA EN PELIGRO porque congreso brasileño ha RELAJADO ley forestal

Publicado: 2011-06-23

Dilma Rousseff y Ollanta Humala ¿visión compartida?


"La selva amazónica está en peligro. El Congreso brasileño ha RELAJADO las leyes de protección forestal y valientes activistas brasileños están siendo asesinados por hablar. Es hora de que asumamos esta crítica batalla global contra la DESAMAZONIZACIÓN - todos nosotros podemos hacer un llamado a la Presidenta Dilma Rousseff para vetar la ley y así se podría salvar la Amazonía"... dice el sentido manifiesto de la ONG


"La Amazonía está en grave peligro, la Cámara Baja del Congreso brasileño aprobó una evisceración de las leyes de protección de los bosques de Brasil. Si no actuamos ahora, vastas extensiones de los pulmones de nuestro planeta podrían estar abiertos a la tala y a la devastación" ... advierte la ONG

La medida ha provocado la ira y protestas en todo el Brasil. Y la tensión va en aumento - en las últimas semanas, varios destacados defensores del medio ambiente han sido asesinados, presuntamente por sicarios armados contratados por los madereros ilegales. El momento es crítico, se están tratando de silenciar las críticas justo cuando la ley que promueve la deforestación se discute en el Senado. Pero la presidenta Dilma puede vetar los cambios, si podemos convencerla de superar la presión política y de los lobbies.


World to Dilma: Save the Amazon

Deforestation and Murder in the Amazon

Dear friends,

The Amazon forest is at risk. The Brazilian Congress has watered down strict forest protection laws and brave Brazilian activists are being murdered for speaking out. It’s time for us to take this critical battle global -- if we all call on President Dilma to veto the bill, we could save the Amazon.

The Amazon is in serious danger, the lower house of the Brazilian congress has approved a gutting of Brazil’s forest protection laws. Unless we act now, vast tracts of our planet’s lungs could be opened up to clear-cutting devastation.

The move has sparked widespread anger and protests across the country. And tension is rising -- in the last few weeks, several prominent environmental advocates have been murdered, purportedly by armed thugs hired by illegal loggers. The timing is critical, they’re trying to silence criticism just as the law is discussed in the Senate. But President Dilma can veto the changes, if we can persuade her to overcome political pressure and step onto the global stage as a leader.

79% of Brazilians support Dilma's veto of the forest law changes, but their voices are being challenged by logger lobbies. It’s now up to all of us to raise the stakes and make Amazon protection a global issue. Let’s come together now in a giant call to stop the murders and illegal logging, and save the Amazon. Sign the petition below -- it’ll be delivered to Dilma when we reach 500,000 signers:

People love Brazil! The sun, the music, the dancing, the football, the nature -- it’s a country that inspires millions around the world. This is why Brazil is hosting the next World Cup, why Rio has the 2016 Olympics and next year’s Earth Summit, a meeting to stop the slow death of our planet.

Our love is not misplaced -- the Amazon Is vital to life on earth -- 20% of our oxygen and 60% of our freshwater comes from this magnificent rainforest. That’s why it’s so crucial that we all protect it.

But Brazil is also a rapidly developing country, battling to lift tens of millions out of poverty, and the pressure to clear-cut and mine for profit on its political leaders is intense. This is why they’re dangerously close to buckling on environmental protections. Local activists are being murdered, intimidated and silenced, it’s up to Avaaz members across the world to stand with Brazilians and urge Brazil’s politicians to be strong.

Many of us have seen in our own countries how growth often comes at the expense of our natural heritage, our waters and air get polluted, our forests die.

For Brazil, there is an alternative. Dilma’s predecessor massively reduced deforestation and cemented the country’s international reputation as an environmental leader, while also enjoying huge economic growth. Let’s come together now, and urge Dilma to follow in those footsteps -- sign the petition to save the Amazon, then forward this email to everyone:

In the last 3 years, Brazilian Avaaz members have taken massive leaps towards the world we all want: They won landmark anti-corruption legislation, and have lobbied their government to play a leadership role at the UN, protect human rights and intervene to support democracy in the Middle East, and help protect human rights in Africa and beyond.

Now, as brave Brazilian activists are being killed for protecting a critical global resource, let’s come together, and build an international movement to save the Amazon and herald Brazil as a true international leader once more. Sign the petition, then forward this email to everyone:

With hope,

Emma, Ricken, Alice, Ben, Iain, Laura, Graziela, Luis and the rest of the Avaaz Team


BBC -- Brazil passes 'retrograde' forest code:

AP -- Another Amazon activist killed in logging conflict:

Mongabay -- Majority of Brazilians reject changes in Amazon Forest Code:

Science Insider -- Furor Over Proposed Brazilian Forest Law:

Guardian -- Death in the Amazon: a war being fought for us all:

Washington Post -- Brazil’s lower house approves looser forest protections:

Brazil's forest bill threat to Amazon


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