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Brazilian Indigenous Resistance Movement Wins Prominent UN Environmental Prize @intlrivers

New York, United States – Last Monday, the Munduruku indigenous people's resistance movement Ipereg Ayu was awarded the 2015 United Nations Development Program's (UNDP) Equator Prize. The announcement recognizes the Munduruku's tireless and innovative struggle to preserve the Amazon's Tapajós River and its vast forests from destruction. The Equator Prize aims to shine a spotlight on outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty, protect nature, and strengthen resilience in the face of climate change. In addition to providing financial support to Ipereg Ayu , the prize invites two Munduruku leaders to travel from the Tapajós to this year's COP 21 conference in Paris to represent the key role of indigenous people in defending the global climate. Ipereg Ayu are part of a narrow field of 21 winners out of 1,461 nominees from 126 countries. "We would like to thank those who h...

Full article: http://amazonwatch.org/news/2015/0930-brazilian-indigenou...

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