Project Description

The 13,000-strong Amazonian indigenous Munduruku people launched a resistance movement—called Ipereg Ayu (“I am strong, I know how to protect myself”)—that blocked the development of a Tapajós River dam complex that would have submerged their territories (one million hectares of primary rainforest). The movement has secured land rights as a defense against illegal logging and mining and to create space for sustainable livelihoods.