One proposed dam would flood 46,000 hectares of land, which would leave more than 15,000 people without agricultural lands and thus their main source of livelihood.
The Peruvian Amazon is an area of rich biodiversity, sustaining bountiful fisheries, diverse wildlife, and the livelihoods of indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. Its rivers provide rich sediments and nutrients to the Amazon mainstream.
However, the construction of close to 50 dams on Peru’s rivers, mostly on the eastern drainage, could have significant consequences for the health of the Amazon River and tributaries and the array of life they support.
International Rivers is working with Peruvian groups to develop a strategy to defend Peruvian rivers and the rights of potentially affected communities.
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