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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Amazon tribe discovered in Brazil's rainforest

Lost Amazon tribe 

found

Lost ... mysterious hut photographed from plane
First picture ... hut in remote village is photographed from plane
Peetsa/Arquivo CGIIRC-Funai

A LOST tribe of 200 people has been discovered in Brazil's Amazon rainforest.

Air surveillance snaps show the tribe — who has never had contact with the outside world — living in a valley close to Peru's border.
Fabricio Amorim, of the National Indian Foundation, said that the Indians lived in four large villages growing corn, bananas, peanuts and other crops.
He warned that the tribe faced a number of threats including illegal fishing, hunting, logging and drug trafficking.
He added that oil exploration on the Peruvian side of the border also posed a risk to them.
Untouched ... small group of Indians stand near huts
Untouched ... small group of Indians stand near huts
In the picture above some of the bemused villagers can be seen looking up at the plane as it flies overhead.
FUNAI's policy is not to contact the Indians, but to monitor their land so that they can live there undisturbed.
The Javari Valley where they live is home to the highest concentration of uncontacted tribes in the world with around 2,000 people.
Village ... Indians have never had contact with outside world
Village ... Indians have never had contact with outside world
Peetsa/Arquivo CGIIRC-Funai
Survival International's release of unique aerial footage of another uncontacted tribe nearby, and its warning that these Indians were threatened by illegal logging in Peru, sparked a worldwide outcry.


Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3654692/Lost-Amazon-tribe-found.html#ixzz1Q7flt0rn

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