Start date: March 2021 (for the time) - Projekt duration: 3 Months
Solar energy project with Amazon Watch
The Munduruku nation originates from the well-preserved forests of the Tapajós River Basin, where their lands are under multiple serious threats, particularly from illegal mining and logging, and the construction of industrial infrastructure such as dams, waterways and ports.
To better defend the Sawré Muybu territory and its six scattered communities, the Munduruku have asked Amazon Watch to support solution-oriented projects that would significantly improve territorial surveillance, communication systems and economic opportunities.
In addition to the largest solar capacity in the region, this centre village will also receive a satellite internet installation and state-of-the-art mapping software to systematise land monitoring. These improvements will be housed in a power plant and research centre being built centrally in the hilltop village.
The Rainforest Company has covered the entire cost of building the powerhouse and research centre. This building will also provide space for a computer laboratory where remote monitoring of the territory and communication activities - such as the production of videos and other media products - can take place. The energy infrastructure will also enable local sustainable development activities, such as the production of handicrafts.