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Pressure from loggers, gold prospectors, and land speculators endangers many of the world's last remaining uncontacted indigenous communities.
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How did a huge island of green in the Amazon become a fortress against ranchers, loggers, and miners? Answer: indigenous tribes.
"Deforestation is a key driver of climate change," said David Kaimowitz, director of Sustainable Development for the Ford Foundation. “The indigenous and traditional communities, with support from civil society, have created a groundbreaking solution to the problem of deforestation and global warming as well as a new model for sustainable development.”
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Vulnerable populations hit hardest.
Brazil is rushing ahead with big economic development plans. It will host the soccer World Cup later this year, and the Olympics two years later. But all that progress is challenging the traditions — even the way of life — of the country's indigenous people.
Repsol wants to mine in the same area an indigenous group live in voluntary isolation.
Repsol wants to mine in the same area an indigenous group live in voluntary isolation - not all that far from our Amazon study sites! What do you think? Should Norway withdraw its investments from Repsol?
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So easy to trivialize the plight of indigenous tribes who are making a choice to remain "unconctacted." How would you feel if you and your community wanted to make this same choice?
This image is of a Yanomami indigenous person from the tropical rainforest of the Amazon. Researchers conducting a study in the Rupununi region of Guyana recruited and trained local native people like these to help gather data. They found that the native people were just as capable of systematically recording accurate data as trained researchers, dispelling a theory that some scientists have that the cultural and educational differences between the two are too great for data collected by the former to be reliable.