Showing the first-ever aerial footage of an uncontacted indigenous community, Survival, a tribal advocacy group has recently released moving images shot for the BBC’s show “Human Planet.” Living in the lush Peruvian rain forest, this remotely located people continue to live as did our ancestors from thousands of years past, sustaining themselves on a diet of mangoes, cultivated rain forest plants and dwelling in shelters made of palm fronds.
Now the Indians’ survival is in jeopardy. An influx of illegal loggers continue to wash over the border from Brazil and as these two people groups meet, the fear is that the loggers will not shoot images, but guns.
According to Survival, global attention to the story has already pushed Peruvian athourities into action, pledging to work alongside Brazil’s Indian Affairs department (FUNAI) in protecting these endangered people.
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