Within the new decree, the minister acknowledges that the authorizations he granted have been questioned by the three authorities companies, particularly the Nationwide Mining Company (ANM), the Indigenous Nationwide Basis (Funai) and the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio).
The choice was additionally condemned by NGOs and First nations teams such because the Federation of Indigenous Organizations of Río Negro.
The seven authorizations he had granted allowed mining firms to probe for gold in numerous websites which, collectively, whole 12,700 hectares within the Cabeça do Cachorro area, a well-preserved forest space within the northern Amazonas state. In addition to being very near the border with neighbouring international locations, the municipality that hosts Cabeça do Cachorro is residence to 2 dozen Indigenous tribes and a number of other nature reserves and could be very near the Pico da Neblina Nationwide Park.
In accordance with native media, the Legal professional Basic’s Workplace has opened an investigation to investigate the legality of the authorizations granted by Ribeiro.
Brazil’s Socialism and Liberty Occasion additionally despatched a letter to the Legal professional’s Workplace requesting for such an investigation be carried out in a well timed method, as Ribeiro has granted 81 mining exploration permits relevant to completely different areas of the Amazon since 2019. Out of the overall, 45 permits have been granted in 2021, the biggest approval fee since 2013.