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Uncontacted Indian Tribe Sighted in Brazilian Jungle

By Sheba     May 30, 2008 in World
Another uncontacted Indian tribe is spotted in Brazil's jungle near the Peruvian border. There are more than 100 uncontacted tribes worldwide...
Yahoo! News reported: The National Indian Foundation said today that one of Brazil's last uncontacted Indian tribe was spotted in the far Western Amazon jungle near the Peruvian border.
Survival International said that deforestation from illegal logging in Peru is driving these uncontacted tribes across the border into Brazil. Concern over conflict with the other 500 uncontacted tribes in Brazil is being raised.
There are more than 100 uncontacted tribes worldwide, most of them in Brazil and Peru, the group said in a statement.
"These pictures are further evidence that uncontacted tribes really do exist," Survival director Stephen Corry said.
"The world needs to wake up to this, and ensure that their territory is protected in accordance with international law. Otherwise, they will soon be made extinct."
The Indians were seen along the Envira River while flying over an Ethno-Environmental Protected Area, said the government foundation, Funai.
The organization said it photographed "strong and healthy" warriors, six huts and a large planted area. However it is not known yet to which tribe this group belong to.
There are four distinct isolated people in this area that Funai has been accompanying for 20 years. The organization does not make contact with these tribes and works to prevent invasion of their land in order to ensure total autonomy for these isolated tribes.
I had no idea there were this many uncontacted people, amazing! I do hope that their environment will be protected as it seems that even there are international laws in place to protect them, illegal logging is still encroaching upon their natural habitat.
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