Brazilian landscapes: Tanquã wetland under severe threat of new dam

December 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Paisagens brasileiras: Mini-Pantanal Tanquã sob grave ameaça de nova barragem.
 
Temporal com nuvens escuras sobre Tanquã, rio Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil. Este pantanal é uma área muito importante para as aves. Ele está atualmente sob grave ameaça. Há uma proposta de construção de uma nova barragem no rio Piracicaba que inundaria a área e que iria fazer este trecho do rio mais navegável por navios. A perda do pantanal não serão compensados através da criação de zonas úmidas semelhantes em outros lugares. Sem pessoas e organizações que falem em nome do Tanquã, dos pássaros e dos pescadores que dependem dele, esta zona úmida pode desaparecer. Embora esta zona úmida seja muito importante para as aves e alguns ornitólogos compilaram listas de espécies e as contagens de aves conduzida, a biodiversidade na área não é bem conhecida, e não são suficientes o número de pessoas e organizações para proteger tão importante área. Literal e figurativamente existe um céu escuro acima Tanquã!
 
Se você gostaria de ajudar a remover a ameaça para o pantanal Tanquã, incluindo os pássaros e as pessoas que dependem dele, você pode expressar sua opinião a CETESB ou envie um e-mail para [email protected] . CETESB é a organização que vai decidir sobre a licença ambiental que é necessário para inundar permanentemente esta área tão importante para conservação da biodiversidade!

 

Brazilian landscapes: Tanquã wetland under severe threat of new dam.

Thunderstorm with dark clouds over Tanquã wetland, Piracicaba river, São Paulo, Brazil. This wetland is a very important area for birds. It is currently under severe threat. There is a proposal to build a new dam on the Piracicaba river that would flood the area and that would make this section of the river more navigable for ships. The loss of the wetland will not be compensated through creating similar wetlands elsewhere. Without people and organizations speaking out on behalf of the wetland and the birds and the fishermen that depend on it, this wetland may disappear. Though this wetland is very important for birds and some ornithologists have compiled species lists and conducted bird counts, it is not well known, and not enough people and organizations are stepping up to protect it. There is both literary and figuratively a dark sky above Tanquã!

If you would like to help remove the threat to the Tanquã wetland, including the birds and the people that depend on it, you can express your opinion to CETESB or write an e-mail to [email protected] . CETESB is the organization that will decide on the environmental permit that is required to permanently flood this important bird area.

Thunderstorm with dark clouds over Tanqua wetland, Piracicaba river, São Paulo, BrazilThunderstorm with dark clouds over Tanqua wetland, Piracicaba river, São Paulo, BrazilThunderstorm with dark clouds over Tanqua wetland, Piracicaba river, São Paulo, Brazil. This wetland is a very important area for birds. It is currently under threat. There is a proposal to build a new dam on the Piracicaba river that would flood the area and that would make this section of the river more navigable for ships. The loss of the wetland will not be compensated with creating similar wetlands elsewhere. Without people and organizations speaking out on behalf of the wetland and the birds and the fishermen that depend on it, this wetland may disappear. Though this wetland is very important for birds, it is not well known, and not enough people and organizations are stepping up to protect it.

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