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Indigenous Rights to Forests Catch More Carbon

Indigenous Rights to Forests Catch More Carbon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Local ownership gives tropical forests a boost in sequestering CO2
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Flu-Infected Isolated Amazon Tribe Can be Wiped Out - International Business Times UK

Flu-Infected Isolated Amazon Tribe Can be Wiped Out - International Business Times UK | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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World Cup Is In Shocking Contrast to Amazon Deforestation, Dam Building

World Cup Is In Shocking Contrast to Amazon Deforestation, Dam Building | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Amazon's tribes are using the glare of publicity to ask the world to help save the Amazon rainforest.
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In Peru's Amazon, cash to indigenous communities aims to protect forests

In Peru's Amazon, cash to indigenous communities aims to protect forests | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
As new roads bring farmers to Peru's central Amazon, boosting indigenous incomes may help them stem deforestation
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Studies in the Amazon have found that indigenous territories tend to serve as a buffer against deforestation - let's keep it that way!

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How Google Earth Images Could Help Save Amazonian Tribes

How Google Earth Images Could Help Save Amazonian Tribes | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Monitoring the populations of “uncontacted” tribes via Google Earth satellite images may be a noninvasive way help insure the survival of indigenous Brazilian villages.
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Awesome! 

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In Brazil, indigenous tribes are still struggling to protect the rainforest — and their culture

In Brazil, indigenous tribes are still struggling to protect the rainforest — and their culture | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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.
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Norway divided over Repsol's activities in Peruvian Amazon

Norway divided over Repsol's activities in Peruvian Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Repsol wants to mine in the same area an indigenous group live in voluntary isolation.
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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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Saving The Last Of The Cannibals In The Sistine Chapel Of The Amazon ... - Forbes

Saving The Last Of The Cannibals In The Sistine Chapel Of The Amazon ... - Forbes | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Saving The Last Of The Cannibals In The Sistine Chapel Of The Amazon ...
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Journey into the Amazon

Journey into the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Can tourism save the environment? Stanley Stewart ventures into the heart of Ecuador's rainforest, one of the most biodiverse and least explored regions in the world, to meet the Huaorani people, and find out (One of the least explored regions in...
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Illegal gold mining exposing Peru's indigenous tribes to mercury poisoning

Illegal gold mining exposing Peru's indigenous tribes to mercury poisoning | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Toxic levels of mercury dumped in Amazon rivers gets into food chain, posing serious health risk to children, study finds Indigenous children in Peru's south eastern Amazon, an area where tens of thousands of illegal gold miners operate, have...
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Earth's Most Threatened Tribe - Colin Firth launches campaign to save them

Many Awá are still uncontacted, and they are running for their lives. http://www.survivalinternational.org/awa "One man has the power to stop the loggers: Br...
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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? 

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Data Collection By Indigenous People

Data Collection By Indigenous People | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

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.


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Anthropology: The sad truth about uncontacted tribes

Anthropology: The sad truth about uncontacted tribes | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
One of the world’s last isolated tribes has ‘emerged’ from the forest. Is it to make contact, or have darker reasons forced them out? Rachel Nuwer investigates.
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Excellent article. Another great resource is the book "Uncontacted" by Scott Wallace. 

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Using Google Earth to protect uncontacted tribes in the Amazon rainforest

Using Google Earth to protect uncontacted tribes in the Amazon rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
In 2008, images of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil created ripples. With bodies painted in bright colors, members of the tribe aimed their arrows at a Brazilian government plane flying overhead, occupants of which were attempting to photograph the tribe to prove their existence. Now, a new study has found another way to survey such tribes safely and remotely—using satellite images.
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▶ Brazil World Cup 2014: Amazon tribe leader's message to England team - YouTube#t=35

▶ Brazil World Cup 2014: Amazon tribe leader's message to England team - YouTube#t=35 | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
With the start of the World Cup just days away, protesters from the Kayapo people of the Amazon join other indigenous people in clashes with the riot police....
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Indigenous protesters occupy Peru's biggest Amazon oilfield

Indigenous protesters occupy Peru's biggest Amazon oilfield | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Carlos Sandi of the Shuar tribe calls on Peruvian government to clean up site contaminated by crude Indigenous protesters have occupied Peru's biggest oilfield in the Amazon rainforest near Ecuador to demand the cleanup of decades of contamination...
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New Photos of Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Stir Uproar

New Photos of Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Stir Uproar | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Pressure from loggers, gold prospectors, and land speculators endangers many of the world's last remaining uncontacted indigenous communities.
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Rain Forest Warriors: How Indigenous Tribes Protect the Amazon

Rain Forest Warriors: How Indigenous Tribes Protect the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
How did a huge island of green in the Amazon become a fortress against ranchers, loggers, and miners? Answer: indigenous tribes.
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Indigenous Leaders Say Stronger
Land Rights Helped Slow Deforestation

Indigenous Leaders Say Stronger <br/>Land Rights Helped Slow Deforestation | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

"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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What is causing Peru's Isolated Indigenous to Emerge From Deepest Amazon Jungle? | All News Is Global |

What is causing Peru's Isolated Indigenous to Emerge From Deepest Amazon Jungle?  | All News Is Global | | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
When Peru's Isolated Indigenous Emerge From Deepest Amazon Jungle | Worldcrunch - Great stories from the world's best news sources
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Mercury contamination in Peru's Amazon affects indigenous groups

Mercury contamination in Peru's Amazon affects indigenous groups | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Vulnerable populations hit hardest.
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Amazon Watch - Voices of the Xingu: A Fisherman's Story

Amazon Watch - Voices of the Xingu: A Fisherman's Story | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
'This wound no longer heals because it is a very deep wound. There is no healing being done for nature, or for our minds.
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Peru: alarm over appearance of isolated Mashco-Piro tribe

Peru: alarm over appearance of isolated Mashco-Piro tribe | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Authorities perplexed as more than 100 members of clan that has almost no contact with outsiders threaten to cross river
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