Tribal Networks News

December 3, 2008

Recent Reports Demonstrate Need for Modern Communications

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Two recent reports from Survival show how badly communications are needed by remote tribal people. Even the remotest, as yet ‘uncontacted’ tribes are facing annihilation as their forests are being destroyed. November reports from Brasil and Paraguay both tell of uncontacted people fleeing from forest destruction. It is their very remoteness that facilitates the illegal activities that are the main cause of their troubles.

Brazil: ‘Real Risk Of Genocide’ For Uncontacted Tribe – A Brazilian government official has warned that the last known survivors of an uncontacted Amazon tribe will face genocide unless illegal logging and ranching on their land are stopped.

Paraguay: Uncontacted Indians Spotted ‘Fleeing Forest Destruction’

The last uncontacted Indians in South America outside the Amazon basin have been spotted, apparently fleeing the rapid destruction of their forest home.

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