TIPNIS Trans-Amazonian highway CANCELLED! Victory!

Protest and Moral Authority win out in Amazonia.

The proposed highway through the Amazon was to be funded by a $332 million loan from Brazil’s National Bank for Economic and Social Development, largely as a means of connecting Brazilian industry with ports along Bolivia’s Pacific coastline. The area to be impacted by the road’s construction, known as TIPNIS, is home to four important rainforest ecosystems, along with more than 50 distinct indigenous communities.

Bolivia Axes Plans to Build a Highway in the Amazon : TreeHugger

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