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Stephen Corry on Protecting the Amazon's Remaining Isolated Peoples | Americas Quarterly

14.11.15

Stephen Corry on Protecting the Amazon's Remaining Isolated Peoples | Americas Quarterly: There are many examples where territories have been protected, and Survival International has spent decades pressuring Amazon governments to demarcate specific areas for this purpose. The first real success came in 1992 with the recognition of Yanomami territory in the Brazilian Amazon, following a 20-year campaign. More than two decades later, uncontacted Yanomami communities still live there. In 2014, a Survival campaign resulted in the expulsion of illegal loggers from territory in Brazil belonging to the Aw�, considered the world’s most threatened tribe. If the invaders can be kept out, the uncontacted Aw� have every chance of survival.


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