Tamuá

Tamuá stands for Tamuataí, the river that, together with Uruará and Guajará, characterizes a region in the Prainha municipality (Pará state, Amazon, Brazil).

This is a region inhabited by peasants, who live by the wise use of the natural resources (forest, fish, etc.), to produce qualified goods, for consumption and selling.

Clandestine loggers, big fishing companies and large cattle-breeders threaten local peoples and natural resources; the creation of a protected area in the region is a first step toward a deserving and sustainable development, but much has to be done in order to achieve this objective.

I followed the vicissitudes of this region during the implementation of the Uirapuru project, and beyond. A blog describes deeply this region and its products, and the visit in Italy of two people from the Santo Antonio village. Visit the blog Tamuá.