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A vulnerable uncontacted tribe in Peru’s southeast Amazon has been contacted by a missionary, raising fears that the Indians have contracted diseases which could wipe them out.
Peruvian Indians have issued an urgent appeal for government action following a spate of encounters between highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians and tourists.
A second wave of highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians has made contact with outsiders in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, just weeks after experts warned of “genocide” and “extermination” of the tribe.
Video footage of the first contact with a group of uncontacted Indians near the Brazil-Peru border has emerged alongside new accounts of horrific violence against their community.
Highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians who recently emerged in the Brazil-Peru border region have said that they were fleeing violent attacks in Peru.
Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, has written to the president of Peru, urging him to protect the lands of uncontacted tribes from illegal logging and drug trafficking.
Amazon Indians have released a series of desperate statements calling on their governments to put a stop to mining which is destroying their land and threatening their existence.
Brazilian officials have warned that uncontacted Indians face imminent “tragedy” and "death" after a dramatic increase in the number of sightings in the Amazon rainforest near the Peru border.
French energy giant GDF Suez has been accused of endangering Amazon Indians’ lives, including those of highly vulnerable uncontacted tribes.
Survival International has warned that uncontacted Indians have been abandoned after drug smugglers and loggers overran a government post monitoring the territory.