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New Dams Threaten Amazonian Tribe

Between the dry grasslands of the cerrado savanna and the tropical forest of western Brazil lies the valley of the Juruena river, the homeland of the Enawene Nawe. The Mato Grosso state government is building a series of hydroelectric dams upriver of the tribe’s land. The dams threaten the tribe’s forest home, the fish they…