Within the new decree, the minister acknowledges that the authorizations he granted have been questioned by the three authorities companies, specifically 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 corporations to probe for gold in quite a lot of websites which, collectively, complete 12,700 hectares within the Cabeça do Cachorro area, a well-preserved forest space within the northern Amazonas state. Apart from being very near the border with neighbouring international locations, the municipality that hosts Cabeça do Cachorro is dwelling to 2 dozen Indigenous tribes and several other nature reserves and could be very near the Pico da Neblina Nationwide Park.
In line with local media, the Legal professional Normal’s Workplace has opened an investigation to research the legality of the authorizations granted by Ribeiro.
Brazil’s Socialism and Liberty Celebration additionally sent 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 charge since 2013.