Hidden Tribes of the World
There are around 100 uncontacted tribes in the world, Survival International estimates, of which more than half are in the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon.
The Brazilian government believes there are around 40 uncontacted tribes within its borders. Another 15 are thought to live in Peru, with a handful of others in Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador and Colombia. There are further tribes in western Papua, part of Indonesia and north Sentinel Island, in the Bay of Bengal.
David Hill, a Peruvian expert at Survival International, said the main threats to uncontacted tribes are oil exploration and logging.
However, the Brazilian government has now released NEW photos of an Uncontacted tribe in the Amazon. They show a thriving, healthy community with machetes, baskets full of manioc and papaya from their gardens.
See the amazing photos here...
The tribe, which lives near the Peruvian border, is said to be in grave danger from illegal loggers known to be close to its territory. If contact is made, it is likely to result in deaths and the possible extinction of the group.Indian leaders and forest protection groups today appealed to the Peruvian government which has been reluctant to stop the loggers' invasion of their territory. "We are deeply troubled by....
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