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    At last! Brazil begins long-awaited operation to save Earth’s most threatened tribe

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    At last! Brazil begins long-awaited operation to save Earth’s most threatened tribe Empty At last! Brazil begins long-awaited operation to save Earth’s most threatened tribe

    Post  mudra Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:17 pm

    At last! Brazil begins long-awaited operation to save Earth’s most threatened tribe

    After months of campaigning by Survival International, Brazil’s government has launched a major ground operation to evict illegal invaders from the land of the Awá, Earth’s most threatened tribe .

    Soldiers, field workers from Brazil’s indigenous affairs department FUNAI, Environment Ministry special agents and police officers are being dispatched to notify and remove the illegal settlers, ranchers and loggers – many of whom are heavily armed – from the Awá indigenous territory in the North-Eastern Brazilian Amazon.

    The operation comes at a crucial time as loggers are closing in on the tribe and more than 30% of the forest has already been destroyed.

    In June 2013 Brazil’s military launched a ground operation against illegal logging around the land of the Awá. The forces closed down at least eight saw mills and confiscated and destroyed other machinery, but they did not remove the loggers and ranchers from inside the Indians’ land.

    An Awá man told Survival, ‘For a long time we’ve been asking for the invaders to be removed… we don’t want to see the loggers destroying our forest. We like to see the forest standing.’

    read on: Arrow http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9544

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