Friday, May 30, 2008

Uncontacted Amazonian tribe found

A group called Survival International estimates that there are over 100 uncontacted tribes worldwide. And here are photos Brazilian Government officials took as they flew with a helicopter over one tribe in the Amazonian Basin. Can you imagine how startled these people must have been?

Amazon Indians from one of the world's last uncontacted tribes have been photographed from the air, with striking images released on Thursday showing them painted bright red and brandishing bows and arrows.

The photographs of the tribe near the border between Brazil and Peru are rare evidence that such groups exist. A Brazilian official involved in the expedition said many of them are in increasing danger from illegal logging.

Of more than 100 uncontacted tribes worldwide, more than half live in either Brazil or Peru, Survival International says. It says all are in grave danger of being forced off their land, killed and ravaged by new diseases. (Reuters)

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