The Macal River Valley in western Belize is one of the most pristine and fragile habitats in Central America. It is home to more than a dozen rare and endangered species, including the jaguar, tapir, howler monkey, and the Scarlet Macaw -- fewer than 200 of these birds are left in Belize. Construction by Fortis Inc., a Canadian company based in Newfoundland, of the Chalillo hydro-electric dam in this unique habitat could destroy this wildlife haven forever -- unless you act now.
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Jamaican Supreme Court decision inspired by Belize's lawsuit against Fortis' dam
Belizeans Rally for the Macal River & protest Fortis' plans for a third dam at Vaca Falls, May 1, 2006
Flooding behind Chalillo dam, February 2006. See more.
Burnt area behind Chalillo dam, July 2005. See more.
Upstream and downstream of Chalillo, February 2006.
Protest sign in San Ignacio, downstream from Chalillo.
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|FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO TAKE FURTHER ACTION...
|Contact Fortis companies to demand that they release their secret information about the economics and safety of the dam
|The Natural Resources Defense Council's BioGems projects fights to protect important natural areas like the Macal River Valley throughout the Americas.
|Visit Probe International's website to learn more about the campaign in Canada...
StopFortis.org is a project of the International Coalition to Save the Macal River Valley. For more information contact info[at-sign]stopfortis.com (Due to increased spam, we have not included the @ in the address)
|Disclaimer: Fortis, Inc. of Canada (www.fortisinc.com) is not related to Fortis of Benelux, a European financial services provider.