Earth’s most threatened tribe demands help ‘urgently’


Last updated 12/15/2012 at 4:33pm

Survival International

For the sake of their future and the future of their children and grandchildren, the Awa Tribe has sent an urgent letter to Brazilian authorities demanding that the invaders of their territory be evicted. The tribe is being “held for ransom by illegal loggers.”

BRASILIA, BRASIL—The Awá of Brazil, known as the Earth’s most threatened tribe, have written to the country’s Justice Minister telling him to “evict invaders urgently,” as news emerges that their hunting livelihood is being held for ransom by the activities of illegal loggers.

The Awá’s letter urges Brazil’s government to evict invaders from their forest, stressing that, “Only then will we be satisfied!”

Their written appeal coincides with fresh video testimony from an Awá man denouncing the dramatic effects illegal logging is having on his tribe’s ability to hunt.


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