The Sao Francisco River stretches three thousand kilometres through Brazil. Only the Amazon River is longer. The river has provided a living for countless fishing communities along its banks. But breakneck change – mainly dam building and industrial development – is affecting the health of the river. In this Earth Report we go on a journey down the Sao Francisco to a place where it joins another great waterway – the Rio das Velhas. We assess the prospects for the survival of this inland fishery and for a traditional way of life.
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