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Mega-Projects
Mega-Projects are massive infrastructure projects-pipelines, power lines, roads, dams, and waterways-designed to open the Amazon rainforest frontier to large-scale industrial development. Mega-projects enable industries to extract and export raw materials (oil, gas, timber, gold, etc. [more]

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Mega-Projects Links:

  • Amazon Watch - Works in the Amazon Basin to defend the environment and advance indigenous peoples' rights in the face of large-scale industrial development-oil & gas pipelines, power lines, roads, and other mega-projects.
  • Dams and Development - Report from the World Commission on Dams covers economic, environmental, and social performance of large dams, as well as alternatives.
  • Dams, Forests, and People - Special World Rainforest Movement focusing on dams and megaprojects as a threat to rainforests around the world.
  • El Manglar - Mangrove Environmental Protection Group - El Manglar is a grassroots environmental group located in San Blas, Mexico. It is dedicated to the protection of the mangrove wetlands and surrounding rain forest.
  • Hidrovia Canal Plan and Environment - Case study from American University's Trade and Environment Database (TED).
  • International Rivers Network  Editor's Pick  - Working to halt the construction of destructive river development projects and to promote sound river management options worldwide.
  • Laos and Hydroelectric Power - Case study from American University's Trade and Environment Database (TED).
  • Mekong River Dam: Environmental and Economic Impacts - Case study from American University's Trade and Environment Database (TED).

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