Success: Peru acts to save uncontacted tribes
Peru’s authorities have announced that they will work together with Brazil to stop loggers entering isolated Indians’ territory along the two countries’ joint border. (Photo: Global coverage of the newly-released photos has pushed the Peruvian government into action. © www.uncontactedtribes.org/brazilphotos)
The move is the first success of Survival’s campaign to protect the uncontacted Indians of the Peru-Brazil border.
Global coverage of the newly-released photos made public this week has pushed the Peruvian government into action.
In a statement released February 2nd, Peru’s Foreign Ministry announced that they will ‘establish contact with Brazil’s FUNAI institute [Department of Indian Affairs]… to preserve these peoples and avoid the incursion of illegal loggers and the depredation of the Amazon.’
Survival’s Director Stephen Corry said today, ‘This is a really encouraging first step, let’s hope their declared intention turns into real action quickly.
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For those interested in learning more about everyday indigenous life in the remote Peruvian Amazon, please visit http://www.ninosdelaamazonia.org You will see amazing photos, all of them taken by the indigenous children who live there. It is a unique, intimate perspective and a true document of their realities. Thank you.8th February 2011