Belize Dam that Floods Rainforests Given Go Ahead
Rainforests are priceless repositories of ecological and evolutionary brilliance. Yet major tracts of Belize's rainforests are to be flooded for cheap electricity. Such development threatens global, regional and local environmental sustainability, and is tantamount to ecocide.
Privy Council Rules Flawed Belize Dam Can Be Built
A high court in London Thursday decided the fate of a rainforest valley in the Central American nation of Belize inhabited by endangered jaguars, tapirs and scarlet macaws. Ruling in the first environmental case it has ever considered, the Privy Council decided that a hydroelectric dam may be built that will flood the valley over the opposition of environmental groups and business owners who sued to stop the dam construction.