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Ka’apor Indians in the Amazon rainforest have formed an indigenous 'army' to combat illegal invasions of their land, following the government’s failure to protect their territory.
Four Ashéninka Indian leaders, renowned for their work against illegal logging in the Amazon, have been murdered near their home in eastern Peru.
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.
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.
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.
Following a campaign to save Earth’s most threatened tribe, the Brazilian government has announced that all invaders have now been removed from Awá indigenous territory.
Survival International has warned that uncontacted Indians have been abandoned after drug smugglers and loggers overran a government post monitoring the territory.
Brazil’s government has launched a major ground operation to evict illegal invaders from the land of the Awá, Earth’s most threatened tribe.
Penan families from the Malaysian state of Sarawak are blockading in protest against the Shin Yang logging and oil palm plantation company.