Last update:
2019-01-29

Atlântico Sul Shipyard, Pernambuco, Brazil

Families were forced out of there homes and evicted from their lands in the Suápe region in Brazil. The local authorities have decided to expand the shipyard and the sea-harbor in order to make it accessible for very large tankers.


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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Atlântico Sul Shipyard, Pernambuco, Brazil
Country:Brazil
State or province: Pernambuco
Location of conflict:Ipojuca (Industrial Port Complex of Suape)
Accuracy of locationHIGH (Local level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict: 1st level:Infrastructure and Built Environment
Type of conflict: 2nd level :Pollution related to transport (spills, dust, emissions)
Land acquisition conflicts
Transport infrastructure networks (roads, railways, hydroways, canals and pipelines)
Ports and airport projects
Specific commodities:Transport services, ship construction
Land
Project Details and Actors
Project details:

-EAS has a processing capacity of 160 thousand tons of steel / year, 1 million and 620 thousand square meters of land.

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Project area:160 ha
Type of populationSemi-urban
Affected Population:around 500 families
Start of the conflict:2005
Company names or state enterprises:Camargo Corrêa S.A from Brazil
Queiroz Galvão from Brazil
Royal Van Oord from Netherlands
International and Finance InstitutionsAtradius DSB from Netherlands
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:Conselho Pastoral dos Pescadores (CPP);Fórum Suape;
Conflict and Mobilization
IntensityHIGH (widespread, mass mobilization, violence, arrests, etc...)
Reaction stageIn REACTION to the implementation (during construction or operation)
Groups mobilizing:Farmers
Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Landless peasants
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Ethnically/racially discriminated groups
Quilombolas (Marrons)
Fisher people
Forms of mobilization:Development of a network/collective action
Land occupation
Lawsuits, court cases, judicial activism
Media based activism/alternative media
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Street protest/marches
Impacts of the project
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover
Potential: Global warming
Health ImpactsVisible: Malnutrition
Socio-economical ImpactsVisible: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Displacement, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Violations of human rights, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Outcome
Project StatusIn operation
Conflict outcome / response:Criminalization of activists
Land demarcation
Court decision (undecided)
Migration/displacement
Repression
Strengthening of participation
Violent targeting of activists
Application of existing regulations
Accusations reach the UN
Development of alternatives:Continue with the local livelihood (fishing and agriculture)
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:No
Briefly explain:The project is in operation
Sources and Materials
References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

A vulneração socioambiental advinda do complexo industrial portuário de Suape: a perspectiva dos moradores da Ilha de Tatuoca – Ipojuca/PE
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Relatório de Conflitos Socioambientais e Violações de Direitos Humanos em Comunidades Tradicionais Pesqueiras no Brasil. – Brasilia/DF. 2016. 104p. - ISBN 978-85-60917-56-3 | Conselho Pastoral dos Pescadores, Org.: Tomáz, Alzení de Freitas & Santos, Gilmar.
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Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

The crooked paths of Suape
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Tatuoca, o lado social do desmatamento de Suape
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PRIMEIRAS APROXIMAÇÕES AOS CONFLITOS SOCIOAMBIENTAIS TERRITORIAIS ENTRE PESCADORES/AS ARTESANAIS E MEGAPROJETOS DE DESENVOLVIMENTO: OS CASOS DE SUAPE E COMPERJ
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ENGENHO MERCÊS E ILHA DE TATUOCA: EXEMPLOS DE VULNERAÇÃO SOCIOAMBIENTAL
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Atlântico Sul Shipyard
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UMA HISTÓRIA DO LITORAL PERNAMBUCANO E O PORTO DOS CAMINHOS SINUOSOS
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In memoriam: Biu, the last man standing on Tatuoca Island
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Suape: port expansion threatens paradise
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Último nativo da Ilha do Tatuoca, em Suape, narra expulsão sob ameaça de fuzis e metralhadoras
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Related media links to videos, campaigns, social network

Fragmentos de um Ecocídio
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Ilha de Tatuoca: Estaleiro Atlântico Sul arranca frutos do chão
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Tatuoca, a stolen island
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Other documents

Fishermen who lived on Tatuoca Island were transferred to a housing project far from the sea Reporter Brazil
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Nova Tatuoca,
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residents subsist on fishing and farming Source: Repórter Brazil
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Contributor:Cremilda Alves (Fiocruz-Pernambuco) and Grettel Navas (ENVJustice Project)
Last update29/01/2019
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